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Lobdell, Nicole, PhD - Faculty Bio

Lobdell, Nicole, PhD




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English, Asbury, Room 320A
Greencastle, IN


Assistant Professor of English

If you need to reach me while DePauw University is closed due to COVID-19, please email me at nicolelobdell@depauw.edu.

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Nicole Lobdell joined the English Department in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of English (NTT). Previously, she was a Marion L. Brittain Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

With expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, Lobdell teaches a range of courses with interests in British literature of the long 19th century, Gothic literature, science and technology, gender/sexuality studies, and medical humanities. She has recently offered courses on such topics as "Daring, Wild, Visionary: The Global Romantics," "Gothic Short Stories: East and West Legacies," "Women's Gothic," "Press A to Play: Video Game Narratives," 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).


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: Intro to World Literature

ENG 255: Topic TBA

HONR 300: HoScho AH Seminar: Topic TBA



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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