April McGinnis


  • Ph.D. (ABD), English. West Virginia University
  • M.A., English. Appalachian State University
  • B.A., English. Appalachian State University


  • “Material Agency and the ‘Cluttered’ Environment in Dorothy Wordsworth’s Travel Narratives.” European Romantic Review, vol. 33, iss. 3, June, 2022, pp. 411-25.

Recent Conference Presentations:

  • “‘And sweet it is to creep ones blinded way’: Moving (Carefully) through Wild Spaces in the Poetry of John Clare” INCS Annual Conference, 2023
  • “Starlings Over Central Park: The Frankensteinian Legacy of an Introduced Species” (ASLE sponsored panel) SAMLA Annual Conference, 2020
  • “Well-Behaved Nature Seldom Makes Ecology: Traveling the Untame Landscape with Dorothy Wordsworth and Henry David Thoreau” CEA Annual Conference, 2020
  • “Digital Animals: Collection, Curation, and Data Visualization” WVU Humanities Center, 2019
  • “The ‘Bewildering’ Aesthetics of Thoreau’s Mountainscapes” WVU English Graduate Research Conference, 2019
  • “‘Bedabbled with the dew and torn with briars’: Entanglement and Botanical Agency in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” PAMLA Annual Conference, 2018
Title: Lecturer
Department: Department of English
Office address
Sanford Hall 229
Office Hours: MW 7:30-8; 11-12