Emily Banks


BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012; MFA (Poetry), University of Maryland, College Park, 2015

Research Interests

  • Twentieth Century American Literature
  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Poetry & Poetics


“Haunting the Hospital: Medicine and Gender in Ellen Glasgow’s ‘The Shadowy Third,’” Mississippi Quarterly (forthcoming)


“‘Witches and such like hags’: Techous Sexuality and the Queer Uncanny in Elizabeth Madox Roberts’ 'The Scarecrow,’” South Atlantic Modern Language Association 89, Atlanta, GA, Nov 3-5, 2017.

“Pretty Little Panopticon: Female Adolescence in the Digital World,” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 10-13, 2016.

“Reexamining Retrospective Diagnosis in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’,” American Literature Association Symposium: The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre, sponsored by the Society for the Study of the American Short Story, Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016.

“Abnormal Flashes: Temporality, Progress, and Gender in Ellen Glasgow’s Ghost Stories,” American Literature Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016.