Deanna Koretsky

Deanna Koretsky is in her sixth year as a doctoral candidate in English at Duke University. She is currently at work on two projects: her dissertation, which explores how eighteenth-century and Romantic-era interests in secular discourses on suicide were engaged by fiction writers and poets to critique Enlightenment philosophical and legal constructions of race and gender; and a study of the figure of the nightingale and it’s relationship to the development of alternative poetic subjectivities, from early women’s rights discourses in the eighteenth century through feminist movements of the Civil Rights era. Her work has appeared in, and is forthcoming from, Eighteenth-Century Studies and European Romantic Review. Deanna is also interested in innovative and productive uses of digital tools in the humanities classroom, and in theorizing the impact of digital pedagogies on subjectivity and student development.