Angela Gattuso Densmore
What I do
My research is focused on nineteenth-century American literature, portraiture, and the picturesque. I am studying how three authors--Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Henry James--use the picturesque formula of combining the real and the ideal to achieve the truth or reality of a subject's person in their literary portraits. With this project I am exploring changing ideas of truth, reality, and epistemology as they relate to representation in the plastic arts.
Angela is a Ph.D. Candidate in literary studies. She holds an M.A. and B.A. in English Literature, both of which she earned from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Angela has taught one class on the Art of Poetry and has had numerous experiences as a Teaching Assistant. Outside of pedagogy at the university level, Angela has taught Vinyasa yoga and holds her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in that branch of practice.