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Biography

Pascale M. Manning is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she teaches in the Department of English and the Honors College. Her research and teaching interests span British Literature of the long nineteenth century, literature and science, the Anthropocene, environmental humanities, and Indigenous studies. Her current book project, “Unbearable Witness: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Entangled Roots of Denialism,” explores how late-nineteenth-century narratives employ speculative strategies to imaginatively deny the limits of our capacity to witness in ways that testify to a nascent awareness of our growing culpability as geophysical agents. Aspects of this project have been published as articles in Journal of Narrative Theory, Victorian Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Literature Compass. In addition to teaching courses on Romantic and Victorian literature, she also teaches interdisciplinary Honors seminars and leads two annual study-abroad programs — one in Ireland and the other in France and the UK. A French-Canadian transplant living in Wisconsin, Pascale is an avid birder, canoeist, and gardener.

Academic Positions

  • Present2022

    Associate Professor

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of English

  • 20222016

    Assistant Professor

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of English

  • 20162013

    Lecturer

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of English

  • 20132012

    Sessional Lecturer

    University of Western Ontario, Department of English

  • 20122006

    Teaching Assistant

    University of Western Ontario, Department of English

Education

  • Ph.D.

    Ph.D. in English

    University of Western Ontario

  • M.A.

    Master of Arts in English

    University of Alberta

  • B.A.

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English

    Trent University

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honours

  • 2023
    Newberry Library, Chicago - John S. Aubrey Fellowship
  • 2022
    Faculty Development Research Grant, UW Oshkosh
  • 2021
    Faculty Development Research Grant, UW Oshkosh
  • 2018
    Faculty Development Teaching Grant, UW Oshkosh
    Grant awarded to develop an Honors study-abroad program in Paris
  • 2017
    Faculty Development Research Grant, UW Oshkosh
    Grant awarded to pursue archival research at the British Library (London) and the Richard Jefferies Museum (Swindon) on the 19th-century nature writer Richard Jefferies
  • 2015
    Honors Outstanding Teaching Award
    Shortlisted for this award two other years (2014 and 2016)
  • 2014
    Nominated for the Governor General’s Gold Medal, Department of English, University of Western Ontario
    Nomination received for my dissertation, ``Strata, Soma, Psyche: Narrative and the Imagination in the Nineteenth-Century Science of Lyell, Darwin, Freud``
  • 2010-11
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship
    Awarded for one academic year ($15,000)
  • 2009-10
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Graduate Fellowship - Doctoral
    Awarded for one academic year ($20,000)
  • 2008-09
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship
    Awarded for one academic year ($15,000)