Aleksandra Hernandez

Graduate Instructor, University Writing Program


PhD Student, University of Notre Dame; M.A, University of Toronto (2011); B.A. University of Toronto (2008).


Aleksandra is a Ph.D. student in the department of English, where she studies nineteenth-century American Transcendentalism. Aleksandra is interested in thinking about the representation of fictional minds in textual spaces, and has also become fascinated by animal and nonhuman phenomenologies. She envisions a dissertation that incorporates her interests in cognitive poetics, narrative ethics, and ecoriticism.

Recent Scholarly Activity

“William Carlos Williams and the Poetics of Noise.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference,
     University of Notre Dame, 10/2013.
“Topography of Mind: Virginia Woolf’s Flâneuse.” Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences,
     University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 02/2012.
“Simon Critchley, Phenomenology, and Cognitive Poetics in Wallace Stevens’ Later Poems.”Literature and
     Culture Conference, University of Louisville, 02/2012.

Contact Information

300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (Office Hours)

205 Coleman Morse (Mailbox)