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Cayla Eagon

Cayla D. Eagon is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds an MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Illinois State University where she earned a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies and taught freshman composition. At CU Boulder, she has taught introductory and upper-division literature classes with an emphasis on women writers, themes of madness, ecofeminism, racial ecologies, and speculative futures. Prior to joining Romantic Circles, Cayla worked as a data researcher for the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing and an editorial assistant for Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries. In her own work, she combines digital archival research and documents from London archives to explore representations of suicide in newspapers and legal records. Her dissertation, “Choosing Death: Suicide in Victorian Literature and Culture,” also examines novels, poetry, and visual artwork through hermeneutics of mortal agency and self-expression. 


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