Professor Emeritus of English
Christopher Herbert (Ph.D. Yale University) is a Victorianist specializing in the novel and in cultural and intellectual history. He is the author of Trollope and Comic Pleasure (Chicago, 1987), Culture and Anomie: Ethnographic Imagination in the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1991), Victorian Relativity: Radical Thought and Scientific Discovery (Chicago, 2001), and War of No Pity: The Indian Mutiny and Victorian Trauma (Princeton, 2007), as well as articles on Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope, Henry Mayhew, Bram Stoker, Virginia Woolf, and various issues of nineteenth-century scientific and social thought. His most recent book is Evangelical Gothic: The English Novel and the Religious War on Virtue from Wesley to "Dracula." He has received an NEH and two ACLS Fellowships and two WCAS Outstanding Teaching Awards.
Victorian, Science & Literature