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Assistant Professor of English

Nicole Lobdell joined the English Department in 2016 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. Previously, she was a Marion L. Brittain Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Georgia.

With expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, Lobdell teaches a range of courses with interests in literature of the long 19th century, science and technology, Gothic literature, gender and sexuality studies, and medical humanities. She teaches in the English Department and contributes courses regularly to the Global Health Program, World Literature Program, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She has recently offered courses on such topics as "Global Gothic Literature," "Queer Victorians: LGBTQ+ Literature of the Nineteenth Century," and "Brain on Fire: Medical Narratives."

Her most recent publications include an article on Victorian counterfeiting culture and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market in Victorian Network (December 2018) and a new critical edition of of HG Wells's The Invisible Man for Broadview Press (September 2018).

She has published previously on Margaret Fuller's Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Mary Shelley's short fictions, and William Blake's poetry. She has also edited special issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (July 2015), Nineteenth-Century Contexts (December 2015), and most recently Science Fiction Studies for the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (July 2018).

She is currently at work on a book about X-rays in popular culture; a book on nineteenth-century material culture titled Victorian Stuff: A History of Hoarding; and, a short-story anthology by Irish writer Bithia Mary Croker, which is under contract with Routledge.

Fall 2020 Courses

ENG 191: Reading Literature: Science, Technology, and Nature

ENG 255B: Queer Victorians: LGBTQ+ Literature of the Nineteenth Century

ENG 264 & WGSS 290: Women in Gothic Literature

Spring 2021 Courses

ENG 141 & WLIT 105: Intro to World Literature

ENG 255 & GLH 242: Literature & Medicine: Contagious Stories

HONR 300: HoScho AH Seminar: Medical Humanities

UNIV 291: Prindle Ethics Reading Course: Narrative Matters: Writing to Change the Health Care System, ed. Jessica Bylander

Fall 2021 Courses

ENG 141 & WLIT 105: Intro to World Literature

ENG 255 & WLIT 215: Global Gothic Literature

ENG 269 & WGSS 290: LGBTQ+ Literature

UNIV 291: Prindle Ethics Reading Course: Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History, by Jaipreet Virdi

Spring 2022 Courses

ENG 191: Reading Literature: Science, Technology, and Nature

ENG 393: Literature and Medicine: Topic TBA

WGSS 140: Intro to Women's Studies

 

Publications

Now available from Broadview Press, a new critical edition of HG Wells's The Invisible Man, co-edited with Nancee Reeves (University of Georgia). This new edition features a critical introduction, footnotes, and seven appendices of historical contexts including  "The Four Endings of The Invisible Man," "Invisibility in Nineteenth-Century Fiction," and "Technology Contexts: Röntgen Rays and Radio Waves." Click here for the Broadview Press publication page.

 

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