Christie Cognevich

Christie  Cognevich 

PhD Student

Bachelor's Degree(s): BA in English literature, University of New Orleans
Master's Degree: MA in English literature, University of New Orleans


Office: Allen 54




Christie Cognevich is a PhD candidate at Louisiana State University currently at work on her dissertation project, Inside Voice: Nineteenth-Century Female Sonneteers and the Emotional Cadence of Silence. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from the University of New Orleans. Her article “Ghostly Markings: Aesthetic Criminality, Acts, and Supernatural Identity in Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost’” was recently published in the Supernatural Studies Association Journal’s Summer 2015 special topic issue “Supernatural and the 19th Century.” She received the Roberts Nardo Award for Excellence in Research in the Fall of 2015 and was named LSU Phi Kappa Phi’s Outstanding Terminal Degree Student Award in the Spring of 2015. She was a 2014 NeMLA Summer Research Fellow, a 2013 Everett Helm Visiting Fellow at the Lilly Library at Indiana University, and attended the 2014 DHSI “Understanding the Pre-Digital Book” course on a scholarship to study 19th century archival material at the University of Victoria in Canada.

Area of Interest

Victorian literature featuring criminals, aesthetes, and the criminal-artist, 19th century print culture, the rhetorics of trauma, violence, and vulnerability, and diary studies.

Awards & Honors

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Awarded for forthcoming attendance at the “Understanding the Pre-Digital Book” course, Summer 2014.

Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship, The Lilly Library, Indiana University. Summer 2013.

Borck Essay Prize, Mardi Gras Conference, Louisiana State University. Spring 2013.

ETS Recognition of Excellence Award for performance on Praxis II English Language, Literature, and Composition Content Knowledge exam. Summer 2012.

Student Government International Study Abroad Graduate Award, Student Government, University of New Orleans. Summer 2011.

International Education Ambassador Award, Division of International Education, University of New Orleans. Summer 2011.

Master’s Scholarship, Graduate Department, University of New Orleans. Fall 2010.

Virginia Rosanne Amato Memorial Scholarship, Amato Foundation. Fall 2009.