Diana Royer

Diana Royer


233 Rentschler
Hamilton Campus


  • PhD, English, Temple University
  • MA, English, Temple University
  • BA, English, Mary Washington College

Teaching Interests

  • 19th century American literature
  • Modern American literature
  • Modern British literature

Research Interests

  • Virginia Woolf
  • Global feminism
  • Thanatology
  • Film noir

Selected Publications

  • Fannie Hurst, in her Own Words, 1952-1968: Love Notes to her Deceased Husband, Jacques S. Danielson. Co-edited with Kathleen Fox. Ketmoy Publishing, 2018.
  • Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism. Co-edited with Madelyn Detloff. Clemson University Digital Press, 2008.
  • “Mining with the Head: Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, and Exploring the Self Through Nature.” Virginia Woolf and the Natural World. Ed. Kristin Czarnecki and Carrie Rohman. Clemson University Digital Press, 2011. 180-183.
  • The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films: Dark Parades, with Carl Royer. The Haworth Press, 2005.
  • A Critical Study of the Works of Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian Writer and Activist. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.
  • Selling the Indian: Commercializing and Appropriating American Indian Cultures. Co-edited with Carter Jones Meyer. The University of Arizona Press, 2001.
  • Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Regional Writing. Co-edited with Sherrie A. Inness. University of Iowa Press, 1997
  • “Cultural Concern with Death in Literature.” Handbook of Death and Dying. Vol. 2. The Response to Death. Sage Publications, 2003. pp. 998-1007.
  • “Remaking Virginia: A Caution for Readers.” Virginia Woolf and Communities. Ed. Jeannette McVickler and Laura Davis. Pace University Press, 1999. pp. 187-192
  • “Puritan Constructs and Nineteenth-Century politics: Allegory, Rhetoric and Law in Three Hawthorne Tales.” Worldmaking. Peter Lang, 1996. pp. 211-240.
  • “Revisiting College Composition within a Local Culture of Writing, ” With Moira Miller, Meredith Love, Rhoda Cairns, Mary Jean Corbett, Jennie Dautermann, and Parag Budhecha. Writing Program Administration 26.3 (2003): pp.28-48.
  • “A Tradition Should be More than its Symbols: Native American Spiritual Items and the Non-Native.” The American Journal of Semiotics 12.3-4 (1998): pp.65-80.

Web Publications

Work in Progress

Dr. Royer is currently working on a book of film noir criticism.