Because research is something that Elan enjoys and conducts on a daily basis, her interests are difficult to pin-point since they consistently morph and merge.  However, no matter which topics are at the forefront, she tends to take an approach that marries Gender Studies, Postcolonial Theory, and Cultural Studies. The following is a list of the research topics that are always on her radar.

The Victorian Novel and Form
Gothicism, Realism, British Literary History 

Literary Theory
Postcolonial Theory, Gender/Masculinity Studies, Cultural Studies, Deconstruction

The Long Nineteenth-Century
Japanese Fiction, German Romanticism, Slave Narratives, American Literature, Modern Literature

Early & Contemporary Global Literatures
Middle Eastern Fiction, African Literature, The Middle Ages, Early American Religious Texts

Academic Writing
Composition & Rhetoric, Business & Technical Writing, Career Development