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English and Writing Program Faculty


Karpenko, Lara P., PhD

Associate Professor
Office: MacAllister 311
Office Phone: 262-524-7257
B.A. University of California at Santa Barbara
M.Ed. University of California at Los Angeles     
M.A. University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
Areas of Specialization:
Victorian literature and culture
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Articles: Victorian Studies

“‘A nasty thumping at the top of your head': Muscularity, Masculinity, and Physical Reading in The Moonstone.” The Victorian Review (2012): 133-154.

“‘Printed Words that Gave . . . Pain’: Physiological Response and Deformito-Mania in The Old Curiosity Shop.” Nineteenth Century Studies: 24 (2010): 37-53.

“Purchasing Largely: Trilby and the Fin de Siècle Reader.” Victorians Institute Journal 34 (2006): 215-241.

“‘A Sort of Fascination in the Horrible’: The Spectacular World of the Victorian Freak Show.” New Literary Review 70 (2004): 159-168.

Articles: Teaching and Learning

“The 21st Century Digital Student: Google Books As A Tool In Promoting Undergraduate
Research.” Lara Karpenko and Lauri Dietz. Journal of Effective Teaching 13.1 (2013): 89-106.  
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Member, Assessment Committee, 2008-present.
English liaison to Carroll University Library,
English liaison to Department of Education,
Honors and Awards:
Faculty Scholarship and Professional Activity
   Grant, Carroll College, 2008.
Gender Studies Program Graduate Research Award.
   University of Notre Dame, March 2005.
John A. Kaneb Award for Excellence in Teaching.
   University of Notre Dame, April 2003.

Last updated 3/13/2013

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