Dr. MacLure joined the Kent State English department in 2017. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British literature and culture, history of science and medicine, and the medical humanities. She is currently working on a book project, which argues that Victorian authors used fiction to highlight and critique how various nineteenth-century systems of thought, from political economy to social Darwinism, both depended upon and systematically discarded certain groups of people.
"Diagnosing Capitalism: Vital Economics and the Structure of Sympathy in Gaskell's Industrial Novels." Nineteenth-Century Contexts 38.5 (2016): 343-352.
"Rehearsing Social Justice: Temporal Ghettos and the Poetic Way Out in "Goblin Market" and "The Song of the Shirt.'" Victorian Poetry 53.2 (2015): 151-169.
"Antisocial Capitalism in Gaskell and Eliot." North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. Phoenix, AZ. 2016.
"The Unnatural History of Sympathy in Elizabeth Gaskell's Industrial Novels." Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. Asheville, NC. (2016)
"The Ethics of Contact in Bleak House." North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. Honolulu, HI. 2015.
"Epidemic Communities: Global Travel and the Mobility of Disease in Two Years Ago." Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. Houston, TX. 2014.
"Bodies in Postcomposition." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. 2013.
PhD in English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2017, MA in English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2012, BA in English, College of William & Mary, 2010