Colton Valentine

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Graduate School Student
5th Year
Areas of Interest: 

Late 18th-early 20th Century British; multilingualism; decadence; translation studies; queer studies; digital humanities

Dissertation Topic: 

“Between Languages: Queer Multilingualism in the British Belle Époque”

Ruth Yeazell, Marta Figlerowicz, Stefanie Markovits, Katie Trumpener

Selected Articles:

“Illness as Character as Metaphor.” ELH (forthcoming).

“On Vernon Lee’s Walter Pater and Translating the Victorians.” Victorian Literature and Culture 51.2 (2023): 293-305.

“Vernon Lee, Queer Relations, and a New Guard of Victorianist Multilingualism.” Victorian Studies 64.1 (2021): 62-87.

“Domesticating Decadence: Joris-Karl Huysmans, Pierre Louÿs, and Their Invisible English Translators.” MLQ 82.4 (2021): 441-72.

“‘I Sappho’: A Case for Character in the Early Writings of Algernon Swinburne.” Victorian Poetry 59.1 (2021): 23-47.

“H.G. Wells and the Fin-De-Siècle Gustatory Paradox.” Review of English Studies 71.302 (2020): 937-51.

“A Temple to Transnational Queerness: The Politics of Commemorating Oscar Wilde.” European Journal of English Studies, Issue on “Decentering Commemorations” 24 (2020): 146-61.

“Not Noticing, Infallibly: The Critical Liaisons of Henry James, French Decadence, and Honoré de Balzac.” Henry James Review 41.2 (2020): 97-115. Recipient of Leon Edel Prize.

“Vers une génétique de la critique: le cas de Georges Poulet.” Genesis 46 (2018): 173-81.

Selected Public Criticism:

“Aubrey Beardsley’s Perverse Recipe for Success. The New Yorker, February 2023.

“Against Queer Presentism: How the Book World Neglects the Archive.” The Drift, October 2022.

“The Madeleine’s Metapragmatics: On Michael Lucey’s What Proust Heard: Novels and the Ethnography of Talk.” Los Angeles Review of Books, April 2022.

“A Bid for History: On Leah Price’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Books.” Los Angeles Review of Books, December 2019.