Ellen Justine Stockstill

About Ellen Justine Stockstill

Ellen J. Stockstill is a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she teaches multimodal communication courses focused on nineteenth-century literary artifacts. Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and imperialism in Victorian literature and culture, and her current research looks at the ways fallen women were categorized, treated, and narrated in an imperial society. Recent publications include essays in Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture (Routledge) and The Moral Panics of Sexuality (Palgrave), and she is a contributor to the forthcoming Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies.

H. Rider Haggard’s Adventure Novel and Multimodal Composition

One of the challenges of teaching literature in a multimodal communication course is to keep students focused on the task at hand—becoming effective communicators—while also teaching the literary work as an artifact with all its history, cultural significance, and metaphorical complexities.  While I think nearly any cultural artifact from an… Continue reading

Flash Readings, Episode 3: “A Safe Imaginative Space”

The third episode of Flash Readings with the Brittain Fellows is “A Safe Imaginative Space,” featuring Ellen Stockstill’s interview with Sarah Higinbotham about the meaningful ways that children of many ages respond to Dr. Seuss’s “The Sneetches” (1961) and her work on Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the… Continue reading