Jayda Coons is a Lecturer in the Honors College at UTC, where she primarily teaches humanities courses. She specializes in nineteenth-century British literature, the novel, and visual culture studies, and her current research explores how visual technologies influenced the development of English literary realism. An essay related to this work on Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit and the history of the stereoscope will be published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and her other academic work can be found in The Wilkie Collins Journal, Women’s Rights: Reflections in Popular Culture, and online through the Jane Austen Society of North America and the V21 Collective. She received her Ph.D. in English with a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona.