Natalie Pope


Natalie Pope is a PhD student in English at University at Buffalo, SUNY. Although her work often centers on material artifacts related to women, reading, mourning, and death (epigraphs, epitaphs, corpses, relics, letters, journals, newspapers), her methods often point to seemingly immaterial questions, such as those of form and genre. She is interested in expanding the breadth of these interests — which have been applied thus far to Victorian texts and poetry — to early 20th century poetry by women. Before joining UB’s English department, Natalie completed her master’s degree in English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At Boulder, her thesis focused on reading (what it looks and feels like) in three Victorian texts —  a verse-novel, novel, and a biography — as an affectively charged response to death and potential replacement of Victorian mourning practices and relics.