Associate Professor of English
Core 39 Assessment Officer
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Amy L. Montz is Associate Professor of English in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in British Literature, adolescent and young adult literature, English Education methods, and argument. She has published widely on material culture in the literature of the eighteenth century through the twenty-first-century, including work on William Thackeray's Vanity Fair, Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, and Elizabeth Gaskell's novels and life. Class themes have included eighteenth-century gothic novels, nineteenth-century science fiction, young adult dystopian fiction, and Jane Austen. She serves her College as the Core 39 Assessment Officer, and her University and Evansville communities as a Safe Zone Trainer.
She received her B.A. (English 1998) and M.A. (English 2000) from Louisiana State University. She then received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2008 where she specialized in 18th-19th-century British Literature, fashion, and women's studies. She continues work on revising her dissertation, "Dressing for England: Fashion and Nationalism in Victorian Novels," into a full-length academic monograph.
She enjoys reading, writing academically and creatively, cooking and baking, and watching TV and movies with her spouse and three dogs.