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Amanda Paxton

Assistant Professor, English
Durham Campus, amandapaxton@trentu.ca

Research Interests:

Nineteenth-century literature and culture; Pre-Raphaelitism; Gothic literature; gender studies; religious poetry and subjectivity; composition theory; theories of aesthetics.

Current Research:

I'm currently working on two projects: one on sexuality, subjectivity, and Victorian religious poetry, and another on the relationship between nineteenth-century aesthetics and mathematics.


Selected Publications:

Willful Submission: Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry. University of Virginia Press, forthcoming January 2018.

“The Gender of Consent in Patmore, Hopkins, and Marie Lataste” in Querying Consent, edited by Jordana Greenblatt and Keja Valens. Forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in 2018.

“Romantic Flashbacks: Coleridge, De Quincey, and Duration.” European Romantic Review 26.5 (2015): 659–77.

“A Memoir of ‘Uncle Gerard.’” Co-authored with Lesley Higgins. Hopkins Quarterly 41.3–4 (Summer-Fall 2014): 57–68.

“Love, Dismemberment, and Elizabeth Siddal’s Corpus.” Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 22.2 (2013): 4-23.

“Charles Kingsley’s Saintly Trials and Husbandly Duties.” Journal of Victorian Culture 18.2 (2013): 213-29.


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