Graduate Student Profile

Amanda Bloom

Status: Pre_Qual

Contact Information


Biographical Sketch

In 2009 Amanda graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a degree in English. As an undergraduate, she focused mainly on modern American drama, Scandinavian studies and the rise of the novel. At USC her research interests revolve around suppositionality in the eighteenth century British novel. When Amanda is NOT doing research, she enjoys writing plays, swimming and going to the theater.


  • B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles


Summary Statement of Research Interests

  • Eighteenth-century literature and culture

Research Specialties

  • Suppositionality in eighteenth-century literature; the history and development of the novel; new character studies



  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377