British Association for American Studies


Shannon Derby

Shannon is the 2017-2018 Center for Humanities at Tufts DeanÕs Dissertation Fellow at Tufts University. Her interests include travel literature and imperialism, modernism, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish, British, and Anglophone literature. She has presented conference papers on Louis MacNeice, Northern Ireland, and tourism in the Caribbean, and her work has appeared in The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Currently, Shannon is working on a dissertation on travel literature, mobility, and cultural imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, titled, ÒÔNever Wide and Never FreeÕ: Mobility, Gender, and Empire in Narratives of TravelÓ under the supervision of Professor Modhumita Roy. She teaches courses in first year writing at Tufts University and travel literature, literature of empire, and international and American women writers at Emerson College.

Review: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel

In our contemporary moment, technological advances in print and online publications increase the speed and ease of the movement of ideas, developments which mirror the technological advances that impact how people are transported from one place to another.