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Myra Lotto

2012 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Stuart Curran, Michael Gamer
"The Rustic Mode in Britain, 1700-1900"

Adjunct Assistant Professor · York College (CUNY)

Myra Lotto received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania

She has taught several courses at Penn for the Critical Writing program and the English department, receiving the Deans Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student in 2007.

Her dissertation, titled The Rustic Mode: Representations of Rural Life, examines eighteenth- and nineteenth-century representations of the countryside, of village culture, and depictions of pastoral environs penned by working-class writers.

She is principally concerned with how and when the rural aesthetic became desirable and refined, reading this development in the poetry of Stephen Duck, Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, John Clare, and the novels of Thomas Hardy.

Courses Taught

summer 2010

ENGL 104.937 Introduction to Romanticism  

spring 2010

ENGL 104.601 Introduction to Romanticism  

fall 2009

ENGL 104.601 Romanticism  

spring 2008

ENGL 103.601 Introduction to Poetry  

fall 2007

ENGL 040.601 British Poetry