Hannah Markley

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Skiles 321
Office Hours:
By appointment


Personal Pronouns:
She, her, hers

Dr. Hannah Markley is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute Technology. Her research focuses on the intersections of nineteenth-century literature, gender studies, and the medical humanities. Her peer-reviewed articles  have appeared in Configurations, European Romantic Review, Essays in Romanticism, and Parallax. She has also published in the edited collections Pharmacology and British Literature, 1780-1900 and Going Postcard: The Letters of Jacques Derrida. Her book project takes as its point of departure the nineteenth-century fascination with sisters as mourners to show how authors of the period use female bodies to construct gendered visions of survival in an ecologically precarious world. The project supplements critical discussions of waste as the byproduct of capitalism and exemplifies how women and their affective labor are often consigned alongside these byproducts to the scrap heap of history. In this way, nineteenth-century sisters challenge us to rethink climate justice through women’s bodies and labor. At Georgia Tech, she teaches courses in first-year writing that focus on a variety of topics in nineteenth-century literature and culture, the medical and environmental humanities, and media studies.


  • Ph.D. Emory University 2017
  • M.A. University of Sussex 2011
  • B.A. Kenyon College 2009


Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Environment
  • Feminism
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Queer Studies
  • Science and Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Technology


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II