Natalie Prizel

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6th Year
Areas of Interest: 

Mid-Victorian prose, John Ruskin, Nineteenth-century art and visual culture, The Pre-Raphaelites, Disability theory, Queer theory, Victorian aesthetic, Ethics, Art history.

Dissertation Topic: 

I’m currently working on a dissertation entitled The Good Look: Victorian Visual Ethics and the Problem of Physical Difference that juxtaposes Ruskinian aesthetic theory, and contemporary disability theory, and Victorian thinking about labor to examine Victorian fiction, non-fiction prose, and visual art objects as they depict encounters with disabled persons at work. My project is directed by Professors Janice Carlisle and Tim Barringer.