Professor, Associate Chair
Member, Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. (1993), Vanderbilt University; MA (1977), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; BA
(1976), Tulane University; First Year at MTSU: 1996
Office: PH 323; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-2576
Dr. Casal teaches courses in 18th and 19th century British literature, ESL, the short
story, the novel, and Jane Austen.
Dr. Casal's Home Page
- "Dancing at the Proper Number of Balls: Courtship-Time and Woman's Position in the
Novel of Manners." November 2000. Conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural
- "Laughing at Mr. Darcy." October, 2000. Jane Austen Society of North America Annual
- "Communities of Fans: Jane Austen Online." March 2000. South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies Conference. "Ladylike Leisure and Feminine Usefulness." October, 1999. Conference
of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies.
- "The Making of Rebecca: Mothers in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." March 1999. Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature.
- "Known and Imagined Mothers in Northanger Abbey" October 1998. Jane Austen Society of North America Annual Conference.