About 19 Cents


19 Cents features interviews with scholars of the nineteenth century discussing their research, their pedagogy, and their passions. For questions about 19 Cents, please contact either: Dr. David Agruss, Editor (david.agruss@asu.edu) or Dr. Christa DiMarco, Assistant Editor (cdimarco@uarts.edu).

Elizabeth Hope Chang


Elizabeth Hope Chang is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where her teaching and research center on the literature and culture of the British Empire. She is the author of Novel Cultivations: Plants in Global British Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2019), as well as Britain’s Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire and Aesthetics … Continue reading Elizabeth Hope Chang

Carla Manfredi


Carla Manfredi is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, where she teaches courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. Her research focuses on Victorian literature, photography, and the history of colonialism in the Pacific Islands. Carla’s book, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Impressions: Travel and Photography, 1888-1894, appeared in Fall 2018 with Palgrave … Continue reading Carla Manfredi

Andrew Israel Ross


Andrew Israel Ross is Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland where he teaches courses in European history, French history, and the history of sexuality. He previously taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and Kenyon College. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan and has been the recipient of … Continue reading Andrew Israel Ross

Emily C. Burns


Emily C. Burns is Associate Professor of Art History at Auburn University, where she teaches courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European and American art. Burns’s research analyzes the circulation of artists and objects in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and interprets the ways mobility shapes visual culture and cultural discourses of nationalism. Her book Transnational … Continue reading Emily C. Burns

Sebastian Lecourt


Sebastian Lecourt received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston. His research focuses on Victorian literature and questions of secularization, colonialism, and comparativism. His first book, Cultivating Belief: Victorian Anthropology, Liberal Aesthetics, and the Secular Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2018), considers a group of liberal intellectuals … Continue reading Sebastian Lecourt