B.A. University of California, San Diego
M.A. Indiana University
Ph.D. Indiana University
Professor Maunu specializes in British literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with an emphasis on Romanticism and its connections to French writers from the same time period. She has published articles on Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Shelley, and her book, Women Writing the Nation: National Identity, Female Community, and the British–French Connection, 1770-1820 (Bucknell University Press, 2007), explores the role of nationalism in the works of female Romantic writers. Some of her more recent research interests include exploring the role of violence in literature and the contemporary Gothic novel. Besides teaching Palomar’s composition classes, she also teaches Survey of British Literature I and II, Introduction to Shakespeare, Women and Literature, Literature through Film, and Violence and Literature. She is also one of the advisors for the English Majors Group.