Brianna Beehler is a scholar, writer, and teacher. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of Southern California and a 2020-2021 Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellow. Her project, “Dollplay: Narrative Rituals in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” examines the ways that cultural practices surrounding nineteenth-century dolls shaped the novel’s form. Portions of “Dollplay” have appeared in or are forthcoming from Nineteenth-Century Literature and ELH. Grants from the Ralph and Jean Hovel Memorial Foundation, the USC Visual Studies Research Institute, the USC Graduate School, and the USC English Department have supported research for this project. She has also co-edited a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts with Grace Franklin and Devin Griffiths on “The G R E E N Conference,” the 35th annual meeting of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Georgia Review, Public Books, Podcast Review, and elsewhere.
Her classroom experience began with teaching high school English in Indonesia as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. At the University of Southern California, she has also taught writing and literature courses for the Writing Program and the Thematic Option Honors Program. Contact her at [email protected] or @briannabeehler.