Leanne Oden


Leanne Oden is a Teaching Assistant and an English Literature MA student at the University of Rhode Island. The primary focus of her work in the program is at the intersection of Modernist Literature and Critical Theory. Leanne joins the program after earning her BA in English with a Creative Writing Minor from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

Her research interests include themes of individualization and alienation within a fragmented pre and post-war world and the experimentation with form that is common among works of Modernist Literature. In her writing and research, she focuses on Modernist works that often break from traditionally linear narrative structures in order to challenge what is considered normative and what is deemed deviant. It is her belief that Modernist works provide a more inclusive reading of perspectives that challenge heteronormativity. Her current work analyzes the ways in which interior monologue links the physical and psychological landscape of Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel, Mrs. Dalloway.


European Modernist Literature, Queer Theory, Virginia Woolf, Critical Theory, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Composition and Rhetoric.