Teaching Areas: Victorian Literature and Culture, neo-Victorian studies (especially steampunk), Masculinities, Digital Humanities.
I was hired to teach Victorian Literature and Culture, but I have many, diverse research interests. Most recently I have been publishing on steampunk in the “Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies” on issues of gender and the use of postindustrial spaces and objects. My new research agenda is on the representation of war, contrasting the role of the media in the Crimean and Gulf Wars.
My publications include Gender at Work in Victorian Culture: Literature, Art and Masculinity and A Community of One: Masculine Autobiography and Autonomy in Nineteenth Century Britain (SUNY Press, 1993) as well as a number of articles in Victorian literature and culture. I have edited the Broadview Press editions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1999) and The War of the Worlds (2003).
“Steampunk and the Performance of Gender and Sexuality” Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies (9:1): 28-56.
“Steampunk as a Postindustrial Aesthetic: “All that is solid melts in air” Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies (8:2): 123-50.
“Arts and Crafts as a Transatlantic Movement: C. R. Ashbee in the United States, 1896-1915” Journal of Victorian Culture (20:1): 65-86
“The Arts and Crafts Movement, Steampunk and Community” Victorian Review (41:1): 40-46
“Richard Mansfield, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ and the History of Special Effects” Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film 39:2 (Winter 2012, published 2014): 54-72
“Dr. Jekyll’s Two Bodies” in Nineteenth Century Contexts (35:1) (March 2013): 23-40.
“Breeding Humans: Wells, Galton and Biopower” in Journal of Victorian Culture 17:4 (December 2012): 468-479.
“Adapting Stevenson” in Approaches to Teaching Robert Louis Stevenson (MLA Publications, December 2012): 157-61
“Dickens and Work” in Charles Dickens in Context (Cambridge University Press): 194-202
Gender at Work in Victorian Culture: Literature, Art and Masculinity . Ashgate Publishing, 2005
Animal Dreams: Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture , edited with Deborah Denenholz Morse. Ashgate Publishing, 2007.
Jekyll and Hyde Dramatized: The 1887 Richard Mansfield Script and the Evolution of the Story on Stage . Edition with Alex Chisholm. McFarland Press, 2004
“Male Masochism: A Model of Victorian Identity Formation” in Life Writing and Victorian Culture Ed. David Amigoni. Ashgate Publishing, 2006.
“From the City to the Sea: the Double in Stevenson and Conrad” in Conrad and Stevenson: Writers of Land and Sea . Texas Tech Press, forthcoming.
“State Power and the Victorian Subject” reprinted in Nineteenth Century Criticism Vol. 15, Thomson Gale Publishing, 2005
“Nature Red in Hoof and Paw: Violence and Domestic Animals in Victorian Representation” in Animal Dreams: Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture
“The Matrix and Business @ the Speed of Thought.” New Media and Society 6:6 (December 2004): 803-21
“The Subject of Drugs,” forthcoming in MLA Publications, Approaches to Teaching Autobiography