Carol Bitzinger

Carol Bitzinger

Carol Bitzinger

PhD in English Candidate

525 Denney Hall
Columbus campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • American literature to 1900
  • Environmental Humanities
  • African-American literature


  • MA, English, The Ohio State University, 2018
  • BA, Honors English with Research Distinction, The Ohio State University, 2016


Carol Bitzinger is an MA/PhD student primarily interested in nineteenth-century American literature and poetry. She is especially interested in the works of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson; she has also written extensively on African American literature. Her larger interest in American literature is one of nationalist rhetoric: how have early American and nineteenth-century texts instilled the cultural narrative of American exceptionalism? Bitzinger is also interested in pursuing ecocriticism as a theoretical framework for her scholarship.

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