Lobdell, Nicole, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
Nicole Lobdell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 19th-century British Literature. Previously, she was a Marion L. Brittain Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.
Her research and teaching intersts include British Romantic and Victorian literature, material culture, visual culture, science fiction, digital humanities, 19th-century technology and science, and feminist theory.
She has edited special issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (July 2015) and Nineteenth-Century Contexts (December 2015), and published on Margaret Fuller's Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Mary Shelley's short stories, and musical adaptations of William Blake's poetry through the sounds of blues, soul, and Appalachian bluegrass music.
Currently, she is working on a special issue of Science Fiction Studies for the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818-2018); a solicited Object Lesson for The Atlantic on the kitschy tradition of the Yule Log Video, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016; and a book chapter on film adaptations of H. G. Wells's The Invisible Man.
Her longer projects include a new critical edition of H. G. Wells's The Invisible Man (forthcoming from Broadview Press) and a book on hoarding in nineteenth-century literature and culture entitled Victorian Stuff: A History of Hoarding.
Fall 2017 Courses:
ENG 151: Reading Literature: Fiction, Drama, and Poetry
ENG 197E: First-Year Seminar: "Obsession"
ENG 281: British Writers I (680 CE to 1780 CE)
Spring 2018 Courses:
ENG 161: Reading Literature: Digital and Visual Narratives: "Press A to Play: Video Game Narratives"
ENG 191: Reading Literature: Science and Technology: "Frankenstein and the Robot Revolution"
ENG 255: Topics in Literature: "Brain on Fire: Medical Narratives" (a Medical Humanities course)
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