Molly Volanth Hall is a Doctoral Student of English Literature and Culture, Graduate Fellow at the URI Coastal Institute, and teacher of Literature and Writing at the University of Rhode Island.


PhD, University of Rhode Island, English Literature and Culture, Expected 2019

MA, University of New Hampshire, English Literature, 2014

MEd, Cambridge College, Mass., Humane Education, 2010

BA, University of Massachusetts, English Language and Literature, cum laude, 2007


Other Publications

Wollstonecraft—Unnatural Woman: Between the Nature of the Feminine and a Gendered Nature.” Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 1780-1830. Ed. Ben P. Robertson. Lexington Books, 2016. 217-230.

Patrick Anderson,” “Charles Brasch,” “Jack Cope,” “A. R. D. Fairburn,” “Robert Finch,” “Christopher Tully Hope,” “Dan Jacobson,” “John Newlove,” “Richard Rive,” and “Miriam Waddington.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. Taylor and Francis, 2016.

Blog Posts


    Beloved as Ecological Testimony: the Displaced Subject of American Slavery”

    Assistant Project Director, “Memory vs. Representation: Veterans’ Homecoming in History, Literature and Testimony,” Rhode Island Council on the Humanities Grant Funded (in Collaboration with Dr. Robert Widell and Dr. Thomas Conroy)

    “J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: Modernist Fantasy, Ecology, Trauma, and the Great War”

    Less Than (Ground) Zero: Ellis and the (Absent) Impact of the Ecological Referent”

    Trench, Garden, Park, and Field: Temporalizing Landscapes of Heritage in Virginia Woolf’s Interwar Britain”

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Wars in the Middle East, Contemporary Narratives of Return,”
    Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI, November 11th at 2pm (with my co-organizers and a panel of veterans).


    Modernist Studies Association, 2014

    British Modernist Studies Association, 2016

    Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, 2009

    Modern Language Association, 2012

    North East Modern Language Association, 2013

    American Comparative Literature Association, 2015

    The Space Between Society, 2015


    Graduate Assistants United, 2014

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