Student Spotlight: Erin Quinn

Student Spotlight: Erin Quinn


Junior, English Major, History and Classics Minors


Oxford, MS

Why English?

I have always loved to read, write, and talk about literature. I chose to major in English because I wanted to analyze the themes, techniques, and messages of literature more deeply, as well as to further study literary connections to culture and history. I am so grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to develop these interests at Mississippi State!

Clubs and Organizations:

Shackouls Honors College, Bully’s Bards, Classics Club, Eta Sigma Phi, Gamma Beta Phi, Baptist Student Union, Sigma Phi Lambda


Ottilie Schillig Leadership Presidential Endowed Scholarship, Elmer and Egbert Phillips Memorial Scholarship, Helen W. Skelton Endowed Scholarship, William H. Magruder Memorial Scholarship, President’s List

Favorite Books Reads for Class:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning  

Scholarly Publications:

“‘Beyond His Native Town’: Travel and Alienation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.Criterion, vol. 16, no. 2, 2023 (forthcoming).


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