Mayelin Perez

Project Manager

Mayelin Perez Mayelin Perez is a fifth year Doctoral Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on a dissertation entitled Gothic Generation: Consumer Culture and the Commodified Past in England, which examines the eighteenth-century proliferation of Gothic literature and material goods in relation to the increasing importance of consumer practices in determining identity, both personal and national. It argues that the Gothic in all of its consumable iterations crafted and disseminated a unified version of English history and identity at a time when a widespread vogue for foreign imports threatened national conception. Mayelin’s research and teaching interests include eighteenth-century literature and culture, the Gothic, material culture, book history, and digital humanities.