Layne Craig

A. Layne Craig

Instructor II and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Reed Hall 128 | 817-257-5790


Ph.D., English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
MA, English, Baylor University, 2004
BA, English with Minor Business Administration, Baylor University, 2002

Courses Taught

Literature and Medicine
Sex, Gender, and the Disciplines: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Introduction to Composition: The Country and the City
Junior Research Seminar: American Modernism
Introduction to Literature: Banned Books
Intermediate Composition: Health and Society
American Literature Survey, 1865-Present Introduction to Fiction: Romance Narratives
The Bloomsbury Group
Sex, Gender and Representation: Motherhood and Culture
Urban Experiences in American Literature
Major American Writers: America and the Globe

Areas of Focus

20th and 21st century American literature
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women’s Writing
Modernist Studies
Medical Humanities

“Perverting the Postwar: Sexuality and State Violence in Women’s Literature.” Futility and Anarchy? British Literature in Transition, 1920-1940. Eds. Dougal McNeill and Charles Ferrall. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

When Sex Changed: Birth Control and Literature between the World Wars (Rutgers UP, 2013).

“The Other Female Complaint: Online Narratives of Assisted Reproductive Therapy as Sentimental Literature.” Teacher, Scholar, Mother: (Re)Envisioning Motherhood in the Academy. Ed. Amy Young. Lexington Press, 2015 (251-66).

“‘That Means Children to Me’: The Birth Control Movement in Nella Larsen’s ‘Quicksand.’” Gender Scripts in Medicine and Narrative. Eds. Angela Laflen and Marcelline Block. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. (156-77).

“Passion’s Possibilities: Kate O’Brien’s Sexological Discourse in Without My Cloak.” Éire/Ireland 44.3-4 (2009): 118-39.

  • TCU Department of English Teaching Award 2018
  • Research and Creative Activities Fellowship, 2015
  • Jean Giles-Sims Wise Woman Teaching Award, 2014