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Ashley Carlson

Associate Provost
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Education

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, English, 2011
M.A., University of New Mexico, English, 2005
B.A., Chapman University, English and French, 2003

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Biography

Ashley Lynn Carlson earned her B.A. in English and French from Chapman University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of New Mexico. Her research has focused on nineteenth-century literature and contemporary television. Prior to joining Academic Affairs at Western, she was a Professor of English and Division Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Montana Western, where she also served as Interim Provost in 2021. In 2019-2020 she was a Fulbright Scholar in Madagascar, where she taught at the Université d’Antananarivo. Outside of work, Carlson loves traveling to new places with her family.

Publications

  • Carlson, Ashley Lynn. “Sarah Stickney Ellis” and “Family Secrets” in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing. Ed. Lesa Scholl. Palgrave MacMillan, Print, 2020; E-book, 2022.
  • Carlson, Ashley Lynn, and Lisa K. Perdigao, eds. The CW Comes of Age: Essays Programming, Branding, and Evolution. McFarland Press, 2021.
  • Carlson, Ashley Lynn. “Sarah Stickney Ellis,” “Family Secrets,” and “Social Distinction” in The Encyclopedia of Victorian Popular Fiction. Ed. Kevin Morrison. McFarland Press, 2018.
  • Carlson, Ashley Lynn, ed. Women in STEM on Television: Critical Essays. McFarland Press, 2018.
  • Carlson, Ashley Lynn. “Simians, Cyborgs, and Smoak: Felicity’s Gendered Roles.” Arrow and Superhero Television: Essays on Themes and Characters of the Series. Eds. Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatroski. McFarland Press, 2017.
  • Carlson, Ashley Lynn. “Dr. Frankenstein and the Review Board: Research Ethics in Frankenstein.” Critical Insights: Mary Shelley. Ed. Virginia Brackett. Salem Press, 2016.
  • Carlson, Ashley Lynn, ed. Genius on Television: Essays on Small Screen Depictions of Big Minds. McFarland Press, 2015.
  • Carlson, Ashley. “Gratifying a Divine Instinct: Sarah Stickney Ellis on Pleasure-Seeking and Feminine Morality.” Decadences: Morality and Aesthetics in British Literature, 2nd edition. Ed. Paul Fox. Ibidem, 2014.

 

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