Douglas Flowe


Douglas Flowe is an Assistant Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis where he teaches courses on urban history, criminality, masculinity, and other subjects relating to race, crime, and gender. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and has recently published his first book, Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality … Continue reading Douglas Flowe

Karen Waters


Interviewed by Elizabeth Sheckler Karen Waters holds a Doctorate in literature from the University of Maryland, College Park; her areas of specialization are Victorian fiction and gender criticism. A Professor Emerita of Literature and Languages at Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, she is currently a lecturer in the English department at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. … Continue reading Karen Waters

Emily August


Emily August is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Stockton University, where she teaches courses in British literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, including seminars in medicine and literature, detective fiction, horror fiction, and literatures of crime and criminality. Her research investigates nineteenth-century literary, clinical, and visual representations of the body, and the … Continue reading Emily August

Travis Chi Wing Lau


Interviewed by Elizabeth Sheckler Travis Chi Wing Lau is an Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, health humanities, and disability studies. Travis is currently completing his first academic monograph, Insecure Immunity: Inoculation and Anti-Vaccination, 1720-1898, which explores the British cultural … Continue reading Travis Chi Wing Lau

Sharon Aronofsky Weltman


Sharon Aronofsky Weltman is the Director of Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University, the William E. “Bud” Davis Alumni Professor of English, and co-editor of Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film. Her books include Victorians on Broadway: Literature, Adaptation, and the Modern American Musical, which examines Broadway musicals from the second half of the twentieth century in conjunction with … Continue reading Sharon Aronofsky Weltman