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Victorian literature and culture; history of the novel; gender and sexuality; history of the emotions, sensation, and experience.
Undergraduate: Introduction to Victorian Literature, The Nineteenth-Century British Novel, Victorian Sentimentality, The Gothic, The Brontes, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Victorian Sexualities
Graduate: Introduction to Literary Theory, Victorian Sympathy, Victorian Violence
Work in progress:
“Speaking Pain in Victorian Literature and Culture”.
The Marriage of Minds: Reading Sympathy in the Victorian Marriage Plot. Stanford University Press, 2007.
Editor and Introduction. The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature. University of Michigan Press, 2010.
Editor and Introduction. “Victorian Feeling.” Special issue of Victorian Studies 50.3 (Spring 2008).
“Tortured Sympathies: Victorian Literature and the Ticking Time-Bomb Scenario.” ELH. Forthcoming, Spring 2013.
“Consciousness, Interiority, and the Novel.” Solicited essay. The Blackwell Companion to the English Novel. Forthcoming from Blackwell Press, Spring 2013.
“Victorian Passions.” Solicited essay. _The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel_. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, Spring 2012.
“Addressing the Reader: The Autobiographical Voice.” Solicited essay. The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 3, 1820-1880. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, November, 2011.
“Reading and Re-reading: Wilde, Newman, and Fictional Belief.” The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature. (To be reprinted in Joseph Bristow, ed., Adventures in the Wilde Archive: Traditions, Histories, Discoveries. Forthcoming from University of Toronto Press.)
“Oscar Wilde’s Fictions of Belief.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42.2 (Summer, 2009): 175-82.