Crystal Lake, Ph.D.

Sch of Humanities & Cult. Studies
Professor, English
Allyn Hall 431, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Crystal B. Lake completed her PhD in 2008 at the University of Missouri, specializing in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British literature and culture. She joined Wright State in 2011, after completing three years as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Broadly speaking, Dr. Lake's research and teaching interests explore the relationships between literature and material cultures in England between 1660 and 1837. Her research has been recognized by awards from the Yale Center for British Art, the Lewis Walpole Library, Chawton House, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Lake's latest book, Artifacts: How We Think and Write About Found Objects was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2020. She offers courses that introduce students to British literature as well as advanced, special topics courses for majors and graduate students--with a special emphasis on nurturing innovative classroom enviornments, assignments, and activities that invite students to develop their own creative projects.

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