Title — Associate Professor of English
Office — Rome Hall, Room 664
Phone — (202) 994-1457
E-mail — firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Expertise —
Nineteenth and early-twentieth-century literature, particularly the novel; the culture of realism and the advent of photography; the English countryside and nineteenth-century incarnations of the picturesque; Pre-Raphaelite poetry, painting, and photography; Modernism and the visual arts; Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group; the literature and culture of World War One; literary aesthetics and historicized formalism; close reading.
Professor Green-Lewis specializes in the visual and literary culture of nineteenth-and early-twentieth century Britain, with an emphasis on the novel. Her research explores how optical technologies, such as the camera, the microscope, and the stereoscope, shaped the development of realism, and she believes that literary questions may be illuminated and recast through consideration of the visual arts, especially painting and photography. Her current book-in-progress (working title: Already the Past: Photography and the Invention of Modern Memory) begins with the simple premise that the camera reshaped the way we organize and represent the past to our selves. Other projects currently in the works reflect her interest in the stereoscope and Victorian interest in depth perception; the concept of movement in Modernism; and the subject of happiness in post-war fiction by Virginia Woolf.
Professor Green-Lewis has been on the faculty of the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College since 1997, and teaches courses there during the summer. She was the recipient in 2003 of the Ruth and Lillian B. Merino Chair for excellence in teaching.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A. [first class honors], University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Teaching Beauty: Delillo, Woolf, and Merrill. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. With Margaret Soltan.
Framing the Victorians: Photography and the Culture of Realism. Ithaca, New York: Cornell UP, 1996.
“Realism and Photography.” Victorian Criticism and Debates. Eds. Lee Behlman and Anne Longmuir. Routledge. Forthcoming, 2014.
“The Invention of Photography in the Victorian World.” A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography (Getty museum exhibition catalogue). Ed.Anne Lyden.Los Angeles, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014. 1-20.
“Eye to Eye with the Trilobite: Time’s Texture and the Matter of Early Photography.” English Language Notes. 51.1 Spring/Summer 2013. 105-129.
“Victorian Photography and the Novel.” Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literature. Ed. Lisa Rodensky. Oxford UP. 2013. 313-334.
“Teaching Victorian Literature in the Context of Photography.” Victorian Review. 34: 2. 2008. 33-42.
“Teaching Beauty.” Essay excerpted from Teaching Beauty. Inside Higher Education, April 21, 2008 (online journal).
“’Already the Past’: Some Observations on the Backward Glance of Victorian Photography.” English Language Notes. 2006. 44.2. Fall/Winter. 25-43.
“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.
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“Picturing England: On Photography, Landscape, and the End(s) of Imperial Culture.” Genre, Summer 1996. 29: 1 & 2. 33-63.
"'The right thing in the right place': P. H. Emerson and the Picturesque Photograph." Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination. Eds. Carol Christ and John O. Jordan. Berkeley, CA.: U of California P, 1995. 88-110.
"Signs of the Things Taken: Testimony, Subjectivity, and the Nineteenth-century Mug Shot." Victorian Literature and Culture. 23.1993. 19-50.
"Subject, Object, Camera: Photographing Women in The Unbearable Lightness of Being." Sexuality, the Female Gaze, and the Arts. Ed. Ronald Dotterer. Selinsgrove, Pa.: U of Susquehanna P, 1992. 53-63.
"Outside the Frame: The Photographer in Victorian Fiction." Victorians Institute Journal. 19. 1991. 111-140.
"Stories at an Exhibition: Narrative and Nineteenth-Century Photographic Documentary." Journal of Narrative Technique. 20:2. 1990. 147-166.
"Camera Language: Picturing Pinter's The Homecoming." Text and Presentation. 10. Lanham, Md.: UP of America, 1990. 43-51.