Julia Kark Callander earned her PhD and MA in English at UCLA, and her BA in music and English from Lawrence University. As a teacher-scholar and human being, Julia strives to forge connections between people, disciplines, places, and historical moments. Prior to coming to Appalachian State, Julia taught at Occidental College and UCLA in English, cultural studies, and an interdisciplinary history program. Some recent course titles include “Food, Culture, and Environment,” “Cannibalism and the Politics of Representation,” and “Contagion: From Plague Narratives to the Literature of Public Health.” Her Watauga classes address the program’s experiential and inquiry-based mission through student-centered pedagogy, adaptation and performance, and service learning.
As a scholar, Julia works primarily in eighteenth-century and Romantic British and transatlantic literature. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, authorship, medical humanities, and food studies. Julia’s current book project, "Perverse Incorporations: Authorship and the History of Sexuality, 1740-1820," examines how conflicting theories of masculinity and intellectual property played out in the work and reception histories of Thomas Gray, Charles Brockden Brown, Matthew G. Lewis, and their contemporaries. Her work has appeared in 1650-1850 and Studies in English Literature.
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Watauga Residential College Teaching Fellow
Department: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-7225
Fax: (828) 262-6400
Office addressLLA-129, Living Learning Center
Mailing address305 Bodenheimer Drive
ASU Box 32080
Boone, NC 28608