Nicole Trobaugh Atkinson

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  • PhD Candidate
  • English
  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
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M.A.--Indiana State University, 2013, Major Field: English (Literature Emphasis) Thesis: "'All Things Forget the Forest:’ The Convergence of War and the Pastoral in Edward Thomas’s Body of Work“” B.A.--Indiana University Southeast, 2010, cum laude; Major Field: English (Emphasis in Writing and Literature)


Nicole is a second year doctoral student in the Department of English at University of Kentucky. She is currently moving through her exam year and working on what she hopes is her first publication studying the presence of pastoral and anti-pastoral landscapes in the poetry of war poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Edward Thomas. 

Selected Publications: 


Rev. of Clarissa, by Samuel Richardson. Ed. Toni Bowers and John Richetti. Revised Edition. The Eighteenth Century Novel. 9 (2012). Print.

Conference Presentations:  

“Deriving a World from a Word: Eliot’s Unification of Sensibility in “Little Gidding.” Midwest Conference on British Studies. Detroit, MI. 26 Sep. 2015. Panel Chair. Speech. 

“Late to a Really Great Party: Streaming Services and Falling for Cancelled Shows.” Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Cincinnati, OH. 1 Oct. 2015. Co-author. Speech. 

"Creating and Recreating the Writing Center." East Central Writing Center Association. Oxford, OH. 29 Mar. 2014. Speech.                         

"The Owl’s Cry and the Wounded Tree: Nature As Communicator of War, Grief, and Trauma in Edward Thomas’s Poetic Body of Work.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, KY.  21 Feb. 2014. Speech.     

"Conflation of Public and Private: The Effect of Media and the Falling Man as Trauma Inflictor and Trauma Sufferer.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, KY. 24 Feb. 2012. Speech.                    

“Suffering for Fulfillment: A Psychoanalytic Study of Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas.” Midwestern American Society for 18th Century Studies. Terre Haute, IN. 4 Nov. 2011. Speech.                .

“Trauma, Melancholy, and ‘the love of death’ in Edward Thomas’s ‘Rain.’” Midwest Conference on British Studies. Terre Haute, IN. 5 Nov. 2011. Speech.   

“The Benefits and Dangers of Writing Center Assessment.” East Central Writing Center Association. Kalamazoo, MI. 4 Mar. 2011. Panel Presentation.                       

Mein Kampf: A Manifestation of Traumatic Experience?” Indiana University Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference. New Albany, IN. 15 Apr. 2010. Speech.                             

“Reading Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway: Which Approach Works Best?” Indiana Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference. New Albany, IN. 15 Apr. 2010. Speech.                    









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