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 are of research in war studies has resulted in a forthcoming monograph from the Rutgers University Press “War Culture” series entitled “War Without Bodies: Framing Death from the Crimean to the Iraq War” (2022).
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).
“Gender at Work in Victorian Culture: “Literature” Art and Masculinity (Ashgate, 2005)
“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