Rebecca Hepp is a second-year M.A. student in the Department of English. She graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University in 2008 with a double major in English and Classics. Her master’s thesis focuses on Charles Brockden Brown’s use of the Gothic genre to represent possible alternative sexualities in early America. She has worked as the graduate assistant for the Graduate English Program for two years and recently accepted a position as an assistant editor for Merion Matters in King of Prussia, PA. She would like to thank Dr. Alice Dailey for her support and guidance with this essay.