Dr. Heather Braun

Dr. Heather Braun

Title: Assistant Professor, Honors Advisor
Department: English
Phone: 330-972-6243
Email: hbraun@uakron.edu


Biography

Heather Braun received her Ph.D. in English from Boston College.  Her primary research interests include Victorian literature, British Romanticism, women writers, the Gothic, Digital Humanities, and Adolescent Literature. 


Publications

  • The Rise and Fall of the Femme Fatale in British Literature, 1790-1910. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012.
  • “Idle Vampires and Decadent Maidens: Sensation, the Supernatural, and Mary E. Braddon’s Disappointing Femmes Fatales.” Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. Ed. Tamara Wagner. Amherst, NY: Cambria, 2009. 235-54.
  • “‘Calling Out from Below’: Decadence and Sensual Exhaustion in Oscar Wilde’s Salomé.” Melmoth: A Digest of the Victorian Gothic and Decadent Literature. Ed. Sondeep Kandola. University of Leeds. No. 2: November 2008. 25-26. 
  • “‘Set the Crystal Surface Free!’: Mary E. Coleridge and the Self-Conscious Femme Fatale.” Women’s Writing 13.4 (Winter 2007): 496-507. 
  • “The Seductive Masquerade of The Wild Irish Girl: Disguising Political Fear in Sydney Owenson’s National Tale.” Irish Studies Review 13.1 (2005): 33-43. 
  • “English Comedy, Victorian.” Comedy: A Geographic and Historical Guide. 2 vols. Ed. Maurice Charney. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005. 280-95. 
  • “Mamet in the 1990s.” The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet. Ed. Christopher Bigsby. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004. 103-23.


Education

Ph.D., Boston College