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Allison Clymer

PhD student


Allison Clymer is a doctoral student with a concentration in 19th Century-British Literature.


  • 19th Century British Literary Studies
  • Gothic Literature
  • The Novel


  • M.A. English Literature, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 2013
  • B.A. English Literature, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 2011

Professional Service

  • Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee, 2014-2019
  • Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference, Member Student Organizing Committee, University of Tennessee, Spring 2016
  • Nineteenth- Century British Research Seminar, Graduate Student Coordinator, University of Tennessee, Fall 2015-present.
  • Graduate Students of English, PhD Representative, University of Tennessee, Fall 2015-present
  • Graduate Mentor, The Humanities Center's Undergraduate Mentoring Program, University of Tennessee, 2015-2016

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Herman E Spivey Humanities Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 2014-2015
  • Chancellor's Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 2014-2019
  • Bain and Irene Stewart Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 2014-2016

Associations & Organizations

  • Nexus
  • Graduate Students of English
  • Nineteenth-Century British Seminar

Conference Presentations

  • "Transatlantic Boundaries of Industrial Pollution in Martin Chuzzlewit." Natural and unnatural Histories. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Asheville, NC. March 2016
  • "The Transatlantic Environmental Critique of Charles Dickens." Dickens Project Winter Conference, University of California, Davis. March 2016.
  • "Spectral Echolocation in Joyce Carol Oates' Black Water." University of Tennessee Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference, March 2016

Contact Information

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