A graduate of the University of Toledo, Boston College, and Northeastern University, Dr. DiSabato specializes in 19th century American literature and American nature writing.

As part of her PhD comprehensive exams, Lorianne also researched 20th century British and American women writers as well as writings by English Medieval mystics. Her PhD dissertation focused on spirituality of place in 19th and 20th century American nature writing.

PhD dissertation proposal

  • “Lying between the earth and the heavens”: Spirituality of Place in 19th and 20th Century American Nature Writing

PhD comprehensive exams proposal:

  • “Living on the Edge: The Domestication of the Wilderness Frontier in Nineteenth-Century American Literature”;
  • “A Space of One’s Own: 20th Century British and American Women Writers and Nature”; and
  • “In the World or Not of It: The Trope of the Anchorite and the Trope of the Pilgrim in Medieval English Mystical Texts”

Graduate-level research papers: