Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • James Krasner approaches his field of British Victorian Literature from an interdisciplinary angle. His first book analyzes Victorian and Modernist nature writing in the context of visual perception theory and Darwinian biology. His second book investigates the operation of touch in domestic space, through an analysis of phantom limb, medical touch, skin disorders, hoarding, and other embodied phenomena. Recently, he has written articles that engage with craft theory, tourism studies, political definitions of torture and legal definitions of homelessness. He is also interested in the development of the gothic, the cult of Sherlock Holmes, and the social operation of secondary school literature curriculs.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Torture, Literature, and History in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Leather Funnel'Linguae &. Rivista di Lingue e Culture Moderne.  17:11-22. 2018
    2017 Cat Food in Camelot: Animal Hoarding, Reality Media, and Grey GardensJournal of Film and Video.  69:44-44. 2017
    2016 Stealing History in The Hound of the BaskervillesEnglish Literature in Transition, 1880-1920.  59:344-361. 2016
    2005 Accumulated lives: metaphor, materiality, and the homes of the elderly.Literature and Medicine.  24:209-230. 2005
    2004 Doubtful Arms and Phantom Limbs: Literary Portrayals of Embodied GriefPMLA.  119:218-232. 2004
    2000 Arthur Conan Doyle as Doctor and WriterMosaic.  33:19-34. 2000
    1989 EXPOSING THE SACRED JUGGLE - REVOLUTIONARY RHETORIC IN ROGERS,ROBERT 'PONTEACH'Early American Literature.  24:4-19. 1989
    1989 The Tragedy of Bussy d'Ambois and the Creation of HeroismMedieval and Renaissance Drama in England: an annual gathering of research, criticism, and reviews.  4:107-121. 1989
    "Watson Falls Asleep"English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
    Embodied Craft in Lia Cook’s Textiles and "The Lady of Shalott"Aisthesis (Italy).  XII.

    Book

    Year Title
    2010 Home Bodies Tactile Experience in Domestic Space 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • Brit Lit III: Revolts Renewals Taught course 2019
  • Writing about Literature Taught course 2019
  • Brit Lit III: Revolts Renewals Taught course 2019
  • English Novel of 19th Century Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Top/Intro to Digital Humanies Taught course 2019
  • Bible as Literature Taught course 2018
  • Honors/First-Year Writing Taught course 2018
  • British Lit III Monsters Taught course 2018
  • English Novel of 19th Century Taught course 2018
  • Writing about Literature Taught course 2018
  • Sem/Studies Victorian Period Taught course 2017
  • Writing about Literature Taught course 2017
  • English Victorian Period Taught course 2016
  • Graduate Study of Literature Taught course 2016
  • Bible as Literature Taught course 2016
  • Teaching Literature & Literacy Taught course 2016
  • Intro to Literary Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Sem/Studies Victorian Period Taught course 2015
  • Bible as Literature Taught course 2015
  • English Novel of 19th Century Taught course 2014
  • Literature & the Animal World Taught course 2014
  • Spc Top/Teaching Harry Potter Taught course 2014
  • Spc Top/Teaching Harry Potter Taught course 2014
  • English Victorian Period Taught course 2014
  • Teaching Literature & Literacy Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. English, Hampshire College
  • M.A. English, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. English, University of Pittsburgh
  • Full Name

  • James Krasner