Assistant Professor and Director of Humanities
Philosophy and Humanities Department
Leslie Simon began teaching at UVU in the fall of 2011. Her classes in the fall 2012 semester include HUM 2010-001, "World History through the Arts I," and HUM 3500-001, "Approaches to Humanities."
Ph.D., English Literature, Boston University, 2011
M.A., English Literature, Boston University, 2004
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 2003
Fields of Concentration: English Literature; French Language and Literature
“Great Expectations and the Uncertainty of Belonging.” Great Expectations: A Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Edgar Rosenberg. Accepted by volume editor, pending Norton approval.
“Bleak House, Our Mutual Friend, and the Aesthetics of Dust.” Dickens Studies Annual 42 (2011).
“Archives of the Interior: Exhibitions of Domesticity in The Pickwick Papers.” Dickens Quarterly 25.1 (March 2008): 23-36.
Session Chair, “On the Road before On the Road: Transatlantic Travel Narratives, 1850-1918.” Northeast Modern Languages Association. Boston, MA. March, 2013.
“Introduction to the Life and Work of Jane Austen.” Summer in the Garden with Jane Austen. Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. July, 2012.
“Fuzzy Logic: Modern Mathematics and Myopic Aesthetics in Martin Chuzzlewit.” Midwest Victorian Studies Association. Bloomington, IN. April, 2012.
“Fuzzy Logic: Modern Mathematics and Myopic Aesthetics in Martin Chuzzlewit.” Thirteenth Annual Conference by the Faculty, Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. January, 2012. Forthcoming publication in the conference papers.
“Introduction to the Life and Work of Mary Shelley.” Halloween in the Mansion with Poe and Shelley. Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. October, 2011.
Discussion Panel Participant. Scholars in Humanities Series Symposium. Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. October, 2011.
“Transhumanism, Mathematics, and the Limits of Time.” Society for Literature, Society, and the Arts Conference, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. September, 2011.
“Orphaned Objects: Dickens, Matter, and Narrative Mathematics.” Victorians Institute Conference: By the Numbers, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. October, 2010.
“Measuring Nothingness in Martin Chuzzlewit: Nineteenth-Century Mathematics and the Politics of the Self.” Dickens Society Symposium, Providence, RI. August, 2009.
“From Clutter to Muddle: E. M. Forster and the Modernist Revision of Victorian Narrative.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA. February, 2009.
“Sifting Through Dust: Bleak House, Our Mutual Friend, and the Debris of Victorian Domesticity.” Dickens Society Symposium, Kingston, UK. July, 2008.
“A Cocoa-nut Tree in London: Cultural Delusion in Thackeray’s The Newcomes.” Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Chicago, IL. April, 2008.
“Archives of the Interior: Exhibitions of Domesticity in The Pickwick Papers.” Midwest Conference on British Studies, Dayton, Ohio. September, 2007.
“Archives of the Interior: Exhibitions of Domesticity in The Pickwick Papers.” Dickens Society Symposium, Montreal, Quebec. August, 2007.
“Defining ‘Nature’ in Jane Eyre: Constructive Deconstructions of Victorian Value.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA. November, 2006.
AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTEREST:
Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture; Relation of Literature to Mathematics; Structures of Narrative; the Rise of the Novel; Literary Realism; Material Culture and the Visual Arts; World Literature; Post-Colonial Theory; Women’s Literature
Modern Language Association
Northeast Modern Language Association
Northeast Victorian Studies Association
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
The Dickens Society
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts