Janice Carlisle

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Professor Emeritus of English

Ph.D., M.A., Cornell University
A.B., Mount Holyoke College

Janice Carlisle has published books and essays on Victorian fiction, visual culture, and autobiography, including an analysis of the presentation of character in the writings of John Stuart Mill (Georgia paperback 2010); a study of novels of the 1860s,  Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction(Oxford 2004); and Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain, a book on art and politics from the 1830s to the 1860s, which treats the wood engravings of illustrated journalism in their relation to both Victorian painting and extensions of the franchise (Cambridge 2012; paperback 2013).

She is currently working on a book-length study tentatively called “Ford Madox Brown and the Politics of Work.”  In it she is applying her conception of a comparative encounter, a meeting between individuals differentiated by the cultural values associated with them, to both the street politics that Brown depicts in his epic painting and his humorous representations of institutional politics.

Undergraduate Courses

Victorian Fiction and British Art, Dickens and the Visual Arts, Victorian Crime

Graduate Courses 

The Conditions of England, Novels of the 1860s