I love to think about literature in a historicized way that criss-crosses genres and even disciplines. My research concentrates on making connections among literature, music and other Victorian discourses including those of liberalism, the "social" sphere, gender, class, evolutionary biology, mesmerism, multiple consciousness, group management, and theories of memory and identity. The result is a sense of 19th-century British fictional and non-fictional prose, poetry, and life writing as partaking in a richly interactive intellectual and cultural history. I enjoy teaching and supervising these genres and topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, focusing on literary content as well as innovations in style and technique.
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