The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Jenifer Elmore
Professor of English
B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University.
Dr. Elmore, who won the Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2013, teaches American
literature before 1900, narratology, grammar and composition, and Supper Honors courses.
Her primary area of research involves American and British writers of the late eighteenth
and nineteenth centuries. Her readings of texts by Catharine Sedgwick, Maria Edgeworth,
Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Harriet Beecher Stowe examine the intersections
of imaginative literature with faith, politics, social critique and reform movements,
especially anti-slavery and women's rights. Her most recent articles have appeared
in American Literary Realism and Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary Relations.
Dr. Elmore has presented her research widely at academic conferences including the
Society for the Study of American Women Writers, American Literature Association,
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Society, of which she is First Vice President.
Dr. Elmore, her husband, Charles (a journalist with The Palm Beach Post), and their
teenage son live in Wellington, where she is a ministry leader and school board member
at St. David's Episcopal Church. They have two adult daughters: one a graduate student
in biology at Harvard University and the other a registered nurse at Duke University