Meet Nicole Schrag
Assistant Teaching Professor, English and Writing
Phone: (813) 257-3275
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2013 Wheaton College, B.A.
2015 The University of Texas at Austin, M.A.
2019 The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D
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Writing and Research: Florida Cities
Nicole Schrag’s research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first century British literature and film, city writing, city cinema, and the intersection of aesthetics and politics.
Schrag’s current book project, A Cultural History of Brexit, examines how many London-based novelists, playwrights and filmmakers formed an artistic counterpublic in response to Thatcher-era neoliberal politics. The book finds that as these artists incorporate self-identified leftist politics in their representations of British urban life, they ultimately turned away from Labour Party policies and toward an interpersonal ethics of city life in their attempts to relate aesthetics and politics.
She is a member of the Modern Language Association and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and has presented research on cinematic representations of public revolt, the limits of empathy in contemporary literature and how mid-twentieth-century British and Irish novels reimagine contemporary political concerns.
Lilly Graduate Program Fellowship, 2013-2016
President’s Prize, Literary London Society, 2017
Award for Graduate Teaching, University of Texas, 2018