Laurie Vickroy


Bradley Hall 377
(309) 677-2486

Ph. D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghampton


Dr. Vickroy began teaching at Bradley in 1990. Her specialty areas include trauma studies, modern and contemporary novels, women writers and American and French literatures.


Dr. Vickroy has taught the following courses at Bradley: The Novel as Genre (18th-20th centuries), Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory (ENG 270), American Periods (ENG 630), Women in Literature (ENG 190), Topics: What is a Narrator? (ENG 380), Theory and Practice of English (ENG 500), American Literature 1865-present (ENG 235), Individual Authors - Toni Morrison (ENG 378) and Margaret Atwood (ENG 650), Memory and Fiction (ENG 660), Literature and Psychology (ENG 380), Women Writers (ENG 331, 660), Literatures of Europe (ENG 385): Paris in literature and film, Modern European Literature (ENG 122) and Composition with a cultural theme (ENG 300) and Travel Writing (ENG 300) in Paris, London, Barcelona, Seville and Igls.


Dr. Vickroy's research interests are Trauma Studies (trauma in literature), the contemporary novel and women writers. She has published essays on Toni Morrison, Marguerite Duras, Margaret Atwood, Jane Smiley, Virginia Woolf, Reinaldo Arenas, Dorothy Allison, Larry Heinemann and Pat Barker. Her book, Reading Trauma Narratives was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2015. Her book, Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction, was published by the University of Virginia Press in Fall 2002. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the journals: Mosaic, MELUS, The Comparatist, Comparative Literature, CLA (Journal of College Language Association), Women and Language, Obsidian II, and Modern Language Studies.