Meet Gregory Brennen
Assistant Teaching Professor, English and Writing
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
Building: BAS Room: 115D
2011 Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.
2012 University of Exeter, M.A.
2013 Northwestern University, M.S.
2021 Duke University, Ph.D.
Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Research
Gregory Brennen's research and teaching interests include Victorian literature, the history of the novel, serial narrative, gender studies, the British empire and academic writing.
Professional and Community Activities
Brennen joined The University of Tampa after serving as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Brennen earned his Ph.D. in English at Duke University, with a dissertation titled “The Serial Imagination: Novel Form, Serial Format, & Victorian Reading Publics.” Students in Brennen’s courses may encounter marriage plots, true crime podcasts, detective stories, imperial romances and occasionally vampires.
Before coming to UT, Brennen taught literature and writing at Georgia Tech, Duke University, Elon University and the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America. Portions of his scholarship on gender and politics in the fiction of Victorian novelists Anthony Trollope and Wilkie Collins have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies and The Fortnightly Review. He is currently working on projects about George Eliot's serial composition processes in Middlemarch, marriage in early America and serialized true crime podcasts.
Honors and Awards
2014 Trollope Prize