About

This digital project evolved from my broader exploration of the human/animal/machine boundary through courses I’ve taught and talks I’ve given at various conferences. Combining close reading with cultural historicism and a species/gender/race/ethnicity lens, I’m hoping to unearth a rich archive of human-animal relationships in the nineteenth century.

I am an assistant professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. I received my Ph.D. and Doctoral Certificate in Women’s Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center in April 2012.  Prior to this, I completed a J.D. from NYU and briefly practiced corporate law.

My book manuscript, Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, investigates how subjectivities are formed through the intimate affects of human-dog relationships.

The project evolved from my broader exploration of the human/animal/machine boundary through courses I’ve taught and talks I’ve given at various conferences. Combining the close reading with cultural historicism and a species/gender/race/ethnicity lens, I provide novel readings of a range of well-known and underread nineteenth-century texts, which I then tie to contemporary pet-keeping practices.

When not at work, I am taking walks, cavorting with my cats, and baking muffins and cupcakes.

Thanks for visiting my archive project.

pompom@montauk

a day at montauk beach. the breeze kicks up. her pleasure is contagious.

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