MemberJohn M. Hill

Medieval English literature, anthropology, psychology, Shakespeare and screen writing.
I have published books, essays and articles on Old English heroic poetry, especially BEOWULF, on aesthetics, on Chaucer and on various works in the early modern, Romantic and Victorian periods. I teach undergraduates primarily and value a broad engagement with the run of English language and literature.

MemberKelly P. Bushnell

I teach in the Department of English at UWF, where my research focuses on the literature and culture of nineteenth-century Britain and the environmental humanities (particularly the sea in the Victorian period), including material culture and gender. Visit my website ( for CV and more on my research and teaching, and get in touch via email ( or Twitter (@kpbushnell).

MemberRoger Whitson

I specialize in media theory, digital humanities, and nineteenth-century British literature. My research investigates how the Nineteenth Century is adapted, remediated, and transmitted into more contemporary art and digital media. I’ve specifically looked at this phenomenon by exploring the adaptation of William Blake and by investigating the alternate history reconstruction of the Victorian Period in steampunk. I also occasionally write about digital pedagogy.

MemberMadeline Gangnes

Madeline B. Gangnes is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida and an alumna of the University of Dundee’s MLitt in Comics Studies program. Her research focuses on illustrated Victorian serialized fiction and the ways in which digital archives and digital humanities projects can be used to explore such texts in their periodical presentations. Madeline is assistant the editor of Studies in Comics and the editor of Sequentials. Her scholarship appears (or is forthcoming) in The Victorian Periodicals ReviewThe Journal of Graphic Novel and Comics, Studies in Comics, disclosure: A Journal of Social Theory, INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, and Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery (Brill, 2019).

MemberAndrea Kaston Tange

…tural Differences: Children throughout the Empire
Vol 4. Empire’s Children at Home: The Domestic Impact of a Presence Abroad

Architectural Identities: Domesticity, Literature, and the Victorian Middle Classes, University of Toronto Press, 2010. Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the year. Reviewed in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Review19, Studies in English Literature, Victorian Periodicals Review, Victorian Studies.


“Maternity Betrayed: Circulating Images of English Motherhood in India, 1857-1858,” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 35.2 (May 2013): 187-215.

“Nineteenth-Century British Childhoods: Teaching at the Nexus of Children, Empire and Visual Culture,” Victorians Institute Journal 39 (2011): 47-69. (solicited)

“Exploring Victorian Contexts: Using Wik…

Nineteenth-century travel narratives and the formation of empire; identity and global, colonial politics; visual culture, particularly representations of the self and the foreign; nineteenth-century Jewish life and migrations; the development of literature for children; architecture and material culture; Victorian domestic life.

MemberTaryn Hakala

…Phi Beta Kappa

Modern Language Association 

North American Victorian Studies Association 

American Dialect Society

Linguistic Society of America

International Gender and Language Association

Melodrama Research Consortium 

Nineteenth-Century Theatre Caucus 

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Working-Class Studies Association…

I serve as a member of the Modern Language Association’s Delegate Assembly, representing the Language Change Forum. My research interests lie at the intersection of language and literature. I am particularly interested in the linguistic performance of social identity and the ways in which stylistic variation is represented in literature. I am currently finishing my first book, Dialect Acts: Identity Performance on the Victorian Page and Stage.

MemberAlison Hedley


“Advertisements, Hyper-Reading, and Fin-de-Siècle Consumer Culture in the Illustrated London News and The Graphic.” Victorian Periodicals Review. (Forthcoming; subject to revisions)

“Prototyping Personography in The Yellow Nineties Online: Queering and Querying History in the Digital Age.” Primary author with Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities, edited by Jaqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh, Minnesota UP, 2018.

“Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications: A Collaborative Book.” Secondary author with Alyssa Arbuckle et al. International Journal of Learning and Media. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press 4.1 (Winter 2012).


“Speaking the Languages of Digital Scholarship: Translating Data for the Yellow Nineties Per…