Walls of Words

Nicole Lobdell

Nicole Lobdell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 19th-century British literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

August 2016 - Present
Visiting Assistant Professor of English (19th-Century British Literature)
English Department
DePauw University (Greencastle, IN)

PAST EMPLOYMENT

August 2014 - August 2016
Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

August 2013 - July 2014
Lecturer, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

 

EDUCATION

2013      PhD, English, University of Georgia                                                                                   

2007      MA, English, University of Georgia                                                                                     

2005      BA, English, Rhodes College     

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Primary Fields: Nineteenth-century British literature, material culture studies, gender studies, science fiction, and science and technology

Secondary Fields: Digital humanities, digital media, visual culture, postcolonial literature, narrative theory

                        

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Critical edition of H. G. Wells’s The Invisible Man, including critical footnotes and historical and cultural appendices. Co-edited with Nancee Reeves, Department of English, University of Georgia. (Broadview Press, forthcoming spring 2018).

Victorian Stuff: A History of Hoarding (book manuscript in development)

 

Edited Journals

(author and editor) "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200." [Special Issue]. Co-edited with Michael Griffin, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech. Science Fiction Studies (forthcoming July 2018)

 (author and editor) "Nineteenth-Century Mobilities" [Special Issue]. Co-edited with Narin Hassan, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 37.5 (2015): 387-90. Print.

(author and editor) "Illustration and Gender: Drawing the Nineteenth Century." [Special Issue]. Co-edited with Kate Holterhoff, Department of English, Carnegie Mellon. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 11.2 (2015). 22 July 2015. Web. http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue112/issue112.htm

 

Articles and Book Chapters

"The Invisible Man." Monsters with a Thousand Faces: Adaptations of Literary Horrors. Eds. Joseph J. Darowski and John Darowski. (proposal accepted; chapter in development)

“Digging at the Roots: Martha Redbone’s The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake.” Rock and Romanticism: An Anthology. Ed. James Rovira. (forthcoming from Lexington Books).

“‘The Invisible Girl’: Gender and Form in Mary Shelley’s Short Stories.” Critical Insights: Mary Shelley. Ed. Virginia Brackett. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2016. 162-76. Print.

 

Public Scholarship Essays

"The Digital Fireplace: An Object Lesson." The Atlantic. (essay solicited)

 

Encyclopedic Entries

“Margaret Fuller.” Writers on Women’s Rights and United States Suffrage (DLB 381). Ed. George P. Anderson. (forthcoming)

 

Reviews

The Buried Life of Things: How Objects Made History in Nineteenth-Century Britain, by Simon Goldhill. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014. Nineteenth-Century Studies Online Reviews. Forthcoming.

The Alchemy of Empire: Abject Materials and the Technologies of Colonialism, by Rajani Sudan. New York: Fordham UP, 2016. Configurations 26.1 (2018). Forthcoming.

Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination, by Suzanne Keen. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2014. Victorian Network, Special Issue “Victorian Brains,” 7.1 (2016): 148-52. Web. http://www.victoriannetwork.org/index.php/vn/issue/view/12

The Rhetoric of Retelling Old Romances: Medievalist Poetry by Alfred Tennyson and William Morris, by Yoshiko Seki. Tokyo: EIHŌSHA, 2015. Medievally Speaking 30 Oct. 2015. Web.

Women’s Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain, by Melissa Edmundson Makala. Cardiff: U of Cardiff P, 2013. Supernatural Studies 2.2 (2015): 201-2. Print.

The Hidden Jane Austen, by John Wiltshire. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014. JASNA News 31.1 (2015): 16. Print.

Bram Stoker, Dracula and the Victorian Gothic Stage, by Catherine Wynne. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013. ELT 1880-1920 58.2 (2015): 272-75. Print.

Literary Bric-à-Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities, Jonathon Shears and Jen Harrison, eds. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. The Oxonian Review 26.4, 24 Nov. 2014. Web. http://www.oxonianreview.org/wp/bric-a-brac/

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017 Amy Braddock Award & Summer Stipend, DePauw University

2015 LMC Summer Research/Creativity Grant, Georgia Tech

2012 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia                            

2012 Teaching Portfolio Certificate of Recognition, University of Georgia                

2009 Travel Award, UGA Foreign Travel Assistance Program         

2009 Hamilton Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper (finalist), Victorian Review

2009 Travel Award, North American Victorian Studies Association

2008 Travel Award, Appleby Fund, UGA Department of English

2008 Travel Award, North American Victorian Studies Association

2007 Robert E. Park Award, Best Essay by a Graduate Student, University of Georgia  

 

PAPERS PRESENTED

2017    “Albinism in the Nineteenth Century.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS). Muhlenberg College. Philadelphia, PA.

2016“False Scenes: Mary Shelley’s Short Stories.” British Women Writer’s Conference (BWWC). University of Georgia. Athens, GA.

2016“‘Most Precious Treasures’: A History of Hoarding.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS). Appalachian State University. Asheville, NC.

2016 “Nineteenth-Century Science Fiction.” Chair. Modern Language Association (MLA). Austin, TX.

2015“The Mutability of Men: H. G. Wells’s The Invisible Man.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS). Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA

2014“Monachatus non est pietas: Matthew Lewis’s The Monk.” Chair. International Conference on Medievalisms: “Medievalisms on the Move.” Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA

2012“‘Walls of Words’: Novel Hoardings.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI.

2011“Bleak House: Dickens’s Little Shop of Hoarders.” Victorians Institute. Coastal Carolina University. Myrtle Beach, SC.

2009“Evolution for Victorians: Roundtable Discussion.” Joint Meeting of the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) and the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

2009“Complex Letters: Jane Austen, Mary Hays, and Masculine Discourse.” British Women Writers Conference (BWWC). University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.

2008“Railway Mania, or The Failure of Common Sense.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Yale University. New Haven, CT.

2008“Fruitful Slang: Economy and Word Play in Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market.’” British Women Writers Conference (BWWC). University of Indiana. Bloomington, IN.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

DePauw University, English Department

    English 282: British Writers II: 1800 to Present          

    English 281: British Writers I: 680 CE to 1800 CE

    English 264: Women and Literature: "The Female Gothic”

    English 255: Topics in Literary Studies: "Brain on Fire: Medical Narratives"

    English 197: First Year Seminar - Topic: "Obsession"

    English 191: Science and Technology: "Technology and the Machine"

    English 161: Visual and Digital Narratives: “‘Press A to Play’: Video Game Narratives”

    English 151: Reading Literature: “Crime, Ambivalence, and Literary Form”

    English 151: Reading Literature: Intro to Fiction, Drama, and Poetry

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC)

    LMC 3316: “Nineteenth-Century Science, Technology, and Postcolonial Literature”

    English 1102: “Obsession: Trash or Treasure?”

    English 1102: “Speculative Fiction of the Nineteenth Century”

    English 1102: “Voices of the Industrial Revolution”

    English 1102: “Birth of the Gothic Novel”

    English 1101: “Going Viral: Writing about Global Disease in the 21st Century”

University of Georgia, Department of English (Instructor of Record)    

English 2330: Early-American Literature Survey: Beginnings to 1865

English 2320: British Literature Survey: 1700-Present

     English 1102: Writing about Literature

English 1101/1102: Learning Community: “Food as Text/Text as Food”

English 1101: Introduction to College Writing

University of Georgia, Department of English (Assistant or Guest)

English 4995: Senior Seminar: Bleak House (Guest Lecturer)

English 4525: Charles Dickens (Guest Lecturer)

English 4000: Introduction to the Major: Theories and Methods (Teaching Assistant)

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

DePauw University

Member, Committee on Community Outreach (COCO) (2016-2018)

Member, Literature at DePauw Committee (2016-2018)

Mock Interviewer, Fulbright Scholarship Program at DePauw (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

Member, Empowerment and Inclusion Committee (EPIC) (2016-2017)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Brittain Representative (elected position), LMC Executive Committee (2014-2015)

Editorial Staff, WOVENText Book Committe (2015)

Member, Assessment Committee (2013-2016)

Judge, President’s Undergraduate Research Award (2013, 2014)

Reader, Portfolio Assessment Program (2013, 2014)

University of Georgia

              Program Assistant, UGA at Oxford, Trinity and Keble Colleges, Oxford, UK (2011, 2012)

President, Sigma Tau Delta: International English Honor Society (2008-2010)

Organizer, Sigma Tau Delta’s Undergraduate Conference (2009, 2010)

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2015       Digital Mitford Coding School, University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg

2014       Digital Pedagogy Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology

2013       Digital Pedagogy Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology

2012       Graduate Teaching Portfolio Certificate Program, UGA Graduate School, UGA

2006      Composition Pedagogy Practicum, Department of English, UGA

2004      Research Assistant for Julia Ewing, Theater Department, Rhodes College

 

LANGUAGES

French: reading knowledge

German: reading knowledge

Latin: basic

Spanish: basic

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

British Women Writers Association (BWWA)

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)