Digital humanities, Victorian studies, poetics
British Romanticism, Victorian Studies, Gender Studies, Lacanian Theory
administration, lgbtq issues, Victorian Studies, interdisciplinary studies, higher education theory and practice, graduate education
Nineteenth-century novels and poetry, Victorian studies, British literature, law and literature, women and gender studies, nineteenth-century science, empire, and nationhood, aesthetics and politics, theories of character
…Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture: Medicine, Knowledge and the Spectacle of Victorian Invisibility. Houndmills, Basingstoke, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science, and Medicine
Reviewed in: Victorian Studies 61.1 (2018)
The British Society for Literature and Science (2018)
Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin 10 (2019)
Journal for the Study of Britlish Cultures (…
I am Professor of British Culture and Literature 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.
Victorian studies (especially Dickens, Eliot), fat studies, food studies, Harry Potter, composition, writing centers, English as a second language, fantasy, mythology, Christian poetics, graduate education, film, reader-response theory, fan communities, etymology, trickster figures, children’s and young adult literature, serial fiction
…“Mass Culture, Character, and Projective Techniques.” Modernist Studies Association
Conference, Pasadena, November 2016
“‘Miss X’: Telepathy and the Affective Public Sphere.” North American Victorian Studies
Association Conference, Phoenix, November 2016…
…nd Logistics: Trollope’s Postal Work” Victorians: A Journal of Literature and Culture no. 128 (Fall 2015), 226-244.
“Holmes’s Pipe, Tobacco Papers, and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of Media Addiction” The Journal of Victorian Culture 19:1 (March 2014), 24-42.
“ ‘Du Maurierness’ and the Mediatization of Memory” Victorian Studies 56:1 (Autumn 2013), 31-57.
“Smoking, Reading, Daydreaming” Cabinet no. 51 (Fall 2013), 35-40.
“The Case of William Seabrook: Documents, Haiti, and the Working Dead.” Modernism / modernity 19:4 (September 2012), 737-754.
“The Dandy, the Soldier, and the Cigarette: Under Two Flags and the Late Victorian…
I research and teach nineteenth-century British literature at the University of California, Riverside. My critical interests include popular media forms and the history of medicine. My first book, Inventing the Addict: Drugs, Race, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008), was well-reviewed in Victorian Studies and other journals. I am currently revising my second book, Media Dreams: Ephemerality and Mass Culture in the Nineteenth Century. My articles and reviews have appeared in PMLA, Victorian Studies, American Literature, Literature Interpretation Theory, Genre, Cabinet, and other journals. I teach graduate seminars on affect in the nineteenth century novel, nineteenth-century media and literature, and the writings of Walter Benjamin.
Interests include Victorian studies; book history; lexicography; pragmatics, literature, and the law; and digital humanities. Past president of Dictionary Society of North America (http://www.dictionarysociety.com/).
Victorian literature, disability studies, media studies, critical theory
Victorian, Romantic, Cultural Studies of Science, Animals