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Amber Harding

Educational Background

Colgate University, BA



Amber Harding is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in English Literature at Cornell University, studying the intersections of space and literature. Her dissertation The Not-So-Great House: Domestic Space, Identity, and Homecomings in the English Modernist Novel draws from architecture, history, and psychoanalysis in addition to literary criticism and theory. Contrasting the physical elements of the “house” with the affective and subjective marks of “home,” it addresses questions of experience, belonging, and nostalgia in a series of novels. She has taught courses on mystery fiction and the “locked room” genre, Bildungsroman narratives, labyrinths & imaginary lands, and 20th century women writers at Cornell. Amber is also involved with the Department of Music, singing in the University Chorale and studying the organ.


  • English


  • Modernism
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Narrative Theory
  • Architecture and Space in Literature
  • Speculative Fiction