Kelsey McQueen is a third-year PhD student in Park Hall, a graduate school research assistant, and a First-year Writing instructor. Kelsey specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. Her current research focuses on the clusters of poetry Walt Whitman wrote at the end of his life: Sands at Seventy (1888) and Good-Bye My Fancy (1891). She is interested in the relationship between these late clusters and Whitman's seminal Drum-Taps, as they are contained and arranged in the so-called "deathbed edition" of Leaves of Grass (1891-1892). And she is especially focused on the idea of late style, on how these late clusters of verse define Whitman's particular late style. Her teaching centers around literatures which emerged from/orbit around the American Civil War.
Bachelor of Arts in English, Summa Cum Laude, First Honor Graduate - The University of Georgia (2019)