Nominated Fellow, May - June 2019
project: Pet Your Spider Gently: Antipathy, Disgust and Noble Rage
Pamela K. Gilbert, Albert Brick Professor of English at the University of Florida, has published widely in the areas of Victorian literature, cultural studies, gender, and the history of medicine. Her most recent book, Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History, focuses on the history of the body, medicine and realism in the nineteenth century, with special attention to skin and surface. She is also the author of Cholera and Nation (SUNY Press, 2008), The Citizen’s Body (Ohio State University Press, 2007), Mapping the Victorian Social Body (SUNY Press, 2004), and Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular Novels (Cambridge University Press, 1997). She has edited collections entitled Imagined Londons (SUNY Press, 2002), and the Companion to Sensation Fiction (Blackwell, 2011), and has edited a teaching and scholarly edition of Rhoda Broughton’s novel Cometh Up as a Flower (Broadview Press, 2010). She has co-edited Beyond Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context (SUNY Press, 1999, with Marlene Tromp and Aeron Haynie), and is co-associate editor of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature (2016). She has recently been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow (2016), and Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell (2016-17).