Title — Associate Professor of English
Office — Rome Hall, Room 664
Phone — (202) 994-1457
E-mail — email@example.com
My teaching at GW reflects my research interests: I write about nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literature and the visual arts, with a particular emphasis on photography. In my classes, I emphasize textual analysis (be prepared to read aloud!) and try to historicize the aesthetic, or form-related, questions that arise out of our close readings. At some point, whatever the class, we always talk about paintings.
MA (Hons) University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1984.
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1990.
Teaching Beauty in Delillo, Woolf, and Merrill. With Margaret Soltan.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Framing the Victorians: Photography and the Culture of Realism.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell UP, 1996.
“The Victorian Novel and Photography.” Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literature. OxfordUP. Edited by Lisa Rodensky. Forthcoming, 2011.
“Teaching Victorian Literature in the Context of Photography.” Victorian Review. 34:2. 2008.
“Teaching Beauty.” Essay excerpted from Teaching Beauty. Inside Higher Education, April 21, 2008 (online).
“ ‘Already the Past’: The Backward Glance of Victorian Photography.” English Language Notes, 44:2, Fall/Winter 2006. 25-44.
“Not Fading Away: Photography in the Age of Oblivion.” Nineteenth-century Contexts. 2001. Vol. 22. 559-585.
“At Home in the Nineteenth Century: Photography, Nostalgia, and the Will to Authenticity.”Victorian Afterlife: Contemporary Culture Rewrites the Nineteenth Century. Eds. John Kucich and Dianne Sadoff. Minneapolis/London: U of Minnesota P, 2000; 29-48.