Hello, I'm Caitlin Duffy, and I'm a doctoral student in English literature at Stony Brook University. My scholarly interests include 19th century American Gothic literature, American horror cinema, the ecogothic, and digital humanities. I am particularly interested in defining the American ecogothic and exploring how capitalism influences and colors gothic texts. My work has been published in The Journal of Dracula Studies and will appear in an upcoming volume on 1980’s horror films.
Prior to joining the doctoral program at Stony Brook, I worked as a high school teacher within the NYC public school system. This invaluable experience has led me to develop a passionate and continuing interest in pedagogy.
I'm currently using my blog as a space for my comprehensive exam notes. My three exam lists include: 19th century American literature, 19th century British literature, and the Anglo-American neoliberal horror film (mainly a theory list).