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2020, BA English, George Washington University


Ryan Carroll is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. He researches information theory and narrative in 19th-century British, American, and literature. He studies how narrative texts, including sensation fictions, American Romanticist novels, epic poems, slave narratives, and investigative journalism experiment with ways of synthesizing bare facts into narratives, and thus theorize how to navigate an information overloaded world.

Ryan also writes in public outlets on topics including contemporary literature, translation, sitcom family politics, liberation theology, and more.


Teaching Awards

  • 2022 Ruth Rose Richardson Award for First-Year Achievement
  • 2023 Earl Hartsell Award for Excellence in Teaching


  • 2024 Eliaison Early Stages Departmental Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2023 North American Victorian Studies Association Sally Mitchell Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper
  • 2022 Ruth Rose Richardson Award for First-Year Achievement