Dr. Laura Eldred

Laura Eldred

Associate Provost of Arts and Sciences

Email: eldred@lvc.edu

Phone: 717-867-6242

Office Location: Humanities 104

B.A., The College of William & Mary; M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Cornell University

Research & Practice Areas:
Undergraduate Honors Programs, Conflict Resolution, British and Irish Literature, Gothic Literature, Horror Film

Dr. Laura Eldred is an administrator and faculty member at the College. As the Associate Provost of Arts and Sciences, she oversees the academic experience of our undergraduate students. She is also the Director of the College’s Honors Program.

  • “Before They Set Foot on Campus: Building a Virtual Summer Community for Incoming Honors Students,” proposal accepted for Honors Online: Teaching, Learning, and Building Community Virtually in Honors Education, ed. Victorian Bryan, National Collegiate Honors Council Publications.
  • “How Lebanon Valley College is Delivering on Skills Development with the Help of ETS.” With Marc Harris. ETS Open Notes (10/23/2020). https://news.ets.org/stories/how-lebanon-valley-college-is-delivering-on-skills-development-with-the-help-of-ets/
  • “‘Discursive Nonsense’: Narrative Structure, Trauma, and History in Call Me the Breeze.” In The New Hibernia Review 4.16 (Winter 2012): 64-79.
  • “Martin McDonagh and the Contemporary Gothic.” In Martin McDonagh: A Casebook. Ed. Richard Russell. New York: Routledge, 2007, 111-130.
  • “Francie Pig Versus the Fat Green Blob from Outer Space: Monsters and Horror Films in McCabe’s The Butcher Boy.” In The New Hibernia Review 10.3 (Autumn 2006): 53-67.
  • “Martin McDonagh’s Blend of Tradition and Horrific Innovation.” In The Theatre of Martin McDonagh: A World of Savage Stories. Ed. Lillian Chambers and Eamonn Jordan. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2006, 198–213.

Though Dr. Eldred teaches less than she used to due to her administrative appointments, she has taught:

  • COE 220HU (Narratives of Space and Time)
  • COE 265HU (Sexuality and Desire in Literature and Film)
  • English 226 (British Literature Survey, Romantics to Postmoderns)
  • English 330 (The Irish Gothic)
  • English 375 (Introduction to Film)
  • English 390 (Fantastic Film as Social and Political Criticism)
  • English 390 (Zombies, Mass Culture, and Art)
  • English 390 (The Gothic)
  • English 421 (Literature by Women)
  • English 451 (Postcolonial and Anglophone Literature)
  • FYE 111 (First-Year Experience: Horror in Film and Literature)
  • FYE 111C (First-Year Experience Companion)
  • IME 150 (Resilient Well-Being, with Carmen Garcia-Armero & Eva Frank)
  • ITG 499 (Horrifying and Wonderful Futures)