Cheryl Blake Price, Ph.D.

Cheryl Price256.765.4488
UNA Box 5050
215 Willingham Hall
Assistant Professor, English


Research & Teaching Fields:
18th and 19th Century British Literature, Crime Fiction, Literature and Science, Ecocriticism, Literature and Medicine, and Gender Studies

Appalachian State University B.A. 2003
University of North Carolina at Wilmington M.A.


Florida State University Ph.D. 2012



  • "Probability and Capital Crime: The Rise and Fall of the Actuarial Detective in Victorian Crime Fiction."  Clues: A Journal of Detection. 34.2 (2016): 7-17.
  • "Medical Bluebeards: The Poisoning Doctor in the Popular Fiction of Ellen Wood." Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture.  Eds. Tabitha Sparks and Louise Penner.  London: Pickering and Chatto, 2015: 81-94.
  • "Vegetable Monsters: Man-Eating Trees in Fin-de-Siècle Fiction." Victorian Literature and Culture. 41.2 (2013): 311-327.
  • "Poison, Sensation, and Secrets in The Lifted Veil." The Victorian Review. 35.1 (2010): 203-216.
  • Dr. Price is currently working on a book, Chemical Crimes: Science and Poison in Victorian Crime Fiction, which examines the poisoner in Victorian crime fiction, arguing that authors created scientifically adept chemical criminals to explore the growth of specialized science during the nineteenth century. Her book offers a new way of understanding the generic developments of Victorian crime fiction and demonstrates that criminal innovations (as opposed to forensic advancements or the development of the detective) were deeply influential in the shaping of this literature.

Undergraduate Courses Taught:

  • EN 111: First Year Composition I
  • EN 112: First Year Composition II
  • EN 211: Survey of British Literature I
  • EN 212: Survey of British Literature II
  • EN 303: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • EN 325: Romantic Literature
  • EN 326: Victorian Literature
  • EN 402: Milton
  • EN 403: Shakespeare

Graduate Courses Taught:

  • Special Topics Course on Literature and Science (hybrid undergrad/graduate course)
  • EN 481/581: Transatlantic Women Writers
  • EN 601: Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • EN 623: Shakespeare
  • EN 631: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • EN 632: Romantic Literature
  • EN 634: Victorian Literature