Victorian Studies Research
“Kept From All Contagion”:
Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late-Nineteenth Century Literature
my first book, in print May 2020
Victorian Maternity Advice
What can 19th-century advice books for mothers tell us about motherhood today?
Einstein and the Victorians
Victorians’ understanding of the theory of relativity is crucial for Modernism
Why understanding Victorian science is crucial to reading Victorian literature
Henry James, Obstetrics,
How money and germs led to the rise of obstetricians in America
Jane Eyre in Pop Culture
It’s now considered “high-brow” literature, but Jane Eyre was wildly popular in its day—and continues to be so.