9072 Haley Center
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am–12:15 pm
PhD, University of Delaware
Christopher Keirstead received his PhD from the University of Delaware and is a specialist in Victorian literature and culture, poetry, and travel writing studies. His current book project, Repeat Engagements: Continuities of Mobility, Modernity, and Form in Travel Writing since the Nineteenth Century, revisits some of travel writing’s most enduring and politically-charged contact zones in an effort to map the unique ways the form seeks to render processes of historical, technological and cultural change. Other on-going research projects include studies of contemporary travel writing about the U.S. South and the significance of coastal and seaside settings in nineteenth-century poetry.
19th-century British literature and culture; poetry; Dickens; genre studies; travel writing; Victorian studies