Kayla Forrest

Kayla Forrest

Email: kmforres@uncg.edu
Office: 3112C MHRA

Bio: Kayla is a PhD candidate studying 19th and 20th-century American literature.  Her research focuses specifically on the literature of Americans in Paris and how they interpret the geographical space of Paris through the practice of walking, resulting in complex portrayals of the city in their writing.  She is also exploring how digital humanities approaches to texts can help us map and examine literature from new and innovative perspectives.  She serves as a member and co-chair of the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities and the secretary and graduate student representative to UNCG’s Sustainability Council.
Areas of Specialization: 19th and 20th-century American Literature, Literature of Americans in Paris, Digital Humanities and Mapping, Spatial Studies, Literature of the Environment, Biographical and Autobiographical Literature