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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:
Books: Edited Collection

Strange Science: Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age. Lara Karpenko and Shalyn Claggett, eds. and introduction. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017.

Articles: Victorian Studies      

"'So Extraordinary a Bond": Mesmerism and Sympathetic Identification in Charles Adams’s Notting Hill Mystery." Strange Science: Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age. Eds. Lara Karpenko and Shalyn Claggett.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017.

"'A nasty thumping at the top of your head': Muscularity, Masculinity, and Physical Reading in The Moonstone." The Victorian Review 38.1 (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

"Thinking as a Student: Stimulating Peer Education with an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in the Humanities
Classroom." Lara Karpenko and Steven Schauz. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: forthcoming.

"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.

Guest Editor:

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Edited and introduced a special issue (with Lauri Dietz) "Bridging the Divide:
Teaching Nineteenth-Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom." 11.4 (2016).

Media Appearances/Interviews:

Interviewed (along with undergraduate Steven Schauz) by Brandon Haskey of Scrawl Radio, Chicago. November 2015. Radio. Discussed work conducted with Steven. In particular, we spoke about the undergraduate teaching assistant program we piloted. Link to show can be accessed at
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Departmental Recruitment Representative
Faculty Executive Committee
General Education Committee
Assessment Committee
English liaison to Carroll University Library
English liaison to Department of Education

Last updated 10/4/2016

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