I read, teach, and write about British literature in general, with special interests in Victorian lit, Celtic lit, neoVictorian lit, and hypermedia.
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Bibliographie Moderner Fremdsprachenunterricht 2018/3
(with Lucia Krämer) „Section I: Mash-ups.“ Anglistentag 2016 Hamburg: Proceedings. Ed. Ute Berns and Jolene Mathieson. Tier: WVT, 2017. 13-86.
(with Antonija Primorac) Neo-Victorianism and Globalisation: Transnational Dissemination of Nineteenth-Century Cultural Texts – Special Issue of Neo-Victorian Studies Journal 8:1 (2015), (peer-reviewed).
(with Martha Stoddard Holmes) Disease, Communication and the Ethics of (In)visibility – Special Symposium Issue of Journal of Bioethica…
I am Chair of British Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. My areas of research include Medical Humanities, Adaptation, Inter- and Transmedia Studies, Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies, Biopics, Digital Fictions, the Digital Literary Sphere.
I am Professor of English Studies and former Department Chair at Lewis University, where I teach courses in Victorian literature, Film Studies, and Gothic literature. My current and upcoming publications include book chapters on the poetry of Oscar Wilde, the Gothic fiction of Walter Scott, and adaptations of Jekyll and Hyde, together with journal articles on neo-Victorian representations of masculinity and the fiction of Ray Bradbury.
After a decade teaching secondary English literature and composition and Theater Arts, I stayed home as primary caregiver to my now elementary-aged kiddo. Along side that, I pursued my MA in English Lit., which lead me to the beautiful and fascinating world of periodical studies in the long 19th century. After a few years as an independent scholar and adjunct instructor at the tertiary level, I returned to graduate school to deepen and expand my knowledge and frames of reference.
Mary Ann Tobin, Ph.D., is Assistant Research Professor and Instructional Consultant with Penn State’s Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE), where she shares her expertise on classroom and course assessment techniques, student engagement techniques, outcomes-based course design and curriculum development, inclusive and equitable teaching strategies, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and other instructional matters with faculty throughout the university system. Before joining SITE in December 2016 she served as Triton College’s Director of Teaching and Learning, where she oversaw the college’s Office of Curriculum and Assessment and its Center for Teaching Excellence. There, she worked with faculty and administrators to develop student-centered pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment techniques. She has taught English composition, literature and business writing, in both traditional and online classrooms, since 1994 when she was a Teaching Fellow at Indiana State University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in English Literature. She then taught for Duquesne University, where she earned a doctoral degree. She also taught for the Community College of Allegheny County, DeVry University Online, and Triton College. Beyond her pedagogical interests, her professional interests and scholarship include 19th-century British culture and literature, particularly the life and work of Charles Dickens, marital law and custom, and women’s education. She has presented on these topics at national and regional conferences, and her work on them appears in Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice (McFarland, 2012) and Critical Insights: Great Expectations (Salem Press, 2009). Most recently, she has explored the intersections of Neo-Victorianism and innovative pedagogy as chair of a Dickens Society Sponsored Panel entitled “Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century” at the Northeast Modern Language Association’s 50th Anniversary Conference, in which she presented “A Christmas Carol: The Gift Book We Keep on Giving … And Should Give More Often!”
Canadian literature, Victorian fiction, academic labor issues.
Victorian Literature and Culture, History of Science, History of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Realism, Affect, Description, New Materialism
evolution, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology
Italian language and culture