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Jennifer Fuller

Jennifer Fuller

Assistant Lecturer in English

Office: TAB 270- Idaho Falls campus



MA/PhD, English Literature and Language (2013), University of Tulsa

BA, English Literature and Language (2007), Furman University


I've taught a variety of composition and survey courses in British and World Literature, as well as courses in British fiction, advanced composition, and technical writing. I'm interested in the intersections between popular and literary fiction and my love of television, movies, and video games often finds its way into my teaching. I enjoy having students engage with literature whether that means acting out scenes from Beowulf or writing nature poetry out in the park.

My love of "popular literature" has also influenced my scholarly work. I specialize in Victorian and Edwardian British literature, with an emphasis on adventure fiction and the novel. My research concentrates on the British Empire and colonialism, and I am particularly interested in investigating the intersections between the British, native peoples, and masculinity, especially in the South Pacific. I'm currently exploring in my work how the South Pacific challenges and structures contemporary notions of British identity throughout the nineteenth century.


Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination, Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

Selected Publications

"Short Order Citations Relay" co-authored with Catherine Gray, in The Discovery Tool Cookbook, 2016.

"Terror in the South Seas: Violence, Relationships, and the Works of Louis Becke" Australian Journal of Victorian Studies. 20.2 (2015).

"Of Queens and Cannibals: Visions of Leadership in R.M. Ballantyne's Pacific Works," Victorians Institute Journal, 41 (2013)

"Seeking Wild Eyre: Landscape and the Environment in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre", Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment, 4.2 (2013)

"Following the Family Trade," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 December 2012, Contributing Author with David Chapman



Guest Lecturer for Samford Univeristy, Daniel House, London Study Center, Fall 2017

ISU- IF Staff Spotlight, October 2017

Faculty Member of the Year, ASISU-IF, 2016

Courses Taught


  • 3311: Literary Criticism and Theory
  • 3307: Professional and Technical Writing
  • 2278: Survery of American Literature II
  • 2268: Survey of British Literature II- 19th Century to Present
  • 2267: Survey of British Literature I
  • 2258: Survey of World Literature II
  • 2257: Survey of World literature I
  • 2211: Intro to Literary Analysis
  • 1126: Art of Film I
  • 1110: Introduction to Literature
  • 1102: Critical Reading and Writing
  • 1101/1101P: English Composition


Contact Us

(208) 282-2478

(208) 282-4472

Department of English and Philosophy

Liberal Arts Building 262


921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8056
Pocatello, ID 83209-8056