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Noelle Bowles

Associate Professor

PhD, University of Miami, 1996

Noelle Bowles is an Associate Professor of English and has taught at Kent State since 2001. Her scholarship focuses on Victorian Studies, and she directs her interests in that field toward the dynamics of colonization, religious faith, gender, and racial difference. Robert Louis Stevenson and representations of addiction in the nineteenth century is her current line of inquiry. She is also engaged in considerations of contemporary fantastic fiction and film, examining the hetero-normative impulse often concealed beneath superficial acceptance of difference in works like True Blood.

In her spare time, she enjoys travel, fiction writing, acting, cooking South Asian cuisine, biking, and viewing MLS and EPL fixtures.

Courses Taught

ENG 49091: Senior Seminar (Victorian Medievalism)
ENG 34004: Nineteenth-Century British Literature
ENG 30001: Introduction to English Studies
ENG 34021: Women’s Literature
ENG 30067: Writing in Fiction Workshop I
ENG 25002: Literature in English II
ENG 22073: Major Modern Writers
ENG 20021: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 21011: College Writing II
ENG 11001-S: Introduction to College Writing
ENG 11011: College Writing I
UGS 10097: Destination Kent State

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

“Crucifix, Communion, and Convent: the Real Presence of Anglican Ritualism in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”   Christianity and Literature. (forthcoming, Winter 2013)


Forty Acres.” Back to the Middle of Nowhere. Eds. Jessy Marie Roberts and Jessica A. Weiss.Chadron, NE: Pill Hill Press, 2010. 189-196.

“Tennyson’s Idylls of the King and Anglican Authority.” Christianity and Literature 56:4

(2007): 573-594.


“A Chink in the Armour: Christina Rossetti’s The Prince’s Progress, A Royal Princess and Victorian Medievalism” Women’s Writing. 12: 1 (2005): 115-125.


’Revenge and Recovery’: High Fantasy, Imperialism and the White Male Reader.” Images of Masculinity in Fantasy Fiction. Eds. Susanne Schoen-Fendler and Ulrike Horstmann. Edwin Mellen Press, 2003. 205-223.


“Nationalism and Feminism in Lady Gregory’s Kincora, Dervorgilla and Grania.New Hibernia Review 3: 3 (1999): 116-130.

Research Areas
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Gender
  • Vandana Singh

 International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts


Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Noelle Bowles
Department of English
Phone: 330-675-8976
Summer 2015
  • ENG 34041 - 700 Fairy Tales
Fall 2015
  • ENG 21011 - 707 College Writing Ii
  • ENG 49091 - 700 Senior Seminar