Ashley Szanter

Ashley Szanter graduated with her MA in English Literature from Weber State University in the United States. While working as a full-time adjunct professor in the English department, her primary research interests examine the impact of supernatural folklore (e.g. vampires, werewolves, banshees, etc.) on late Victorian literature. Her current scholarly pursuits and Master’s thesis include examinations of Dracula, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Jekyll & Hyde, and Victorian medical history while drawing connections between sensationalism, disease, and literary manifestations of social anxieties.

Ashley is albeit’s on-staff book reviewer. Links to each of her reviews may be found below.


Identifying War: Review of Katrina M. Powell’s Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement,” appears in albeit 3.1: War.

Revolutionary Heroines: A Review of Susan Casey’s Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescueappears in albeit 2.1: Women on War

The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend
appears in albeit 1.1: horror.