MemberDenae Dyck

…“schooled by sin”: Transgression and Transformation in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s A Drama of Exile.” Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada. University of Calgary, AB. 2-3 May 2019. …
…Modern Language Association

North American Victorian Studies Association

Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada

Victorian Interdisciplinary Association of the Western United States


  Denae Dyck is a SSHRC-funded PhD Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. Her dissertation (supervised by Dr. Lisa Surridge) analyzes the impact of biblical higher criticism on Victorian literature, focusing on how debates about biblical interpretation generated dynamic models of writerly authority and readerly experience. She holds a research fellowship at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (2018-2019) at the University of Victoria and serves as a grad student representative for the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada. Together with colleagues from the North American Victorian Studies Association, she is helping to start a new association caucus for scholars working on religion and spirituality in this historical field.  

MemberTess Stockslager

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

MemberSusan Zieger

…“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.