I’m a PhD candidate in English at Ohio State University, where I study Victorian print culture, periodical history and popular taste, and serve as a representative of the Council of Graduate Students. My scholarship has considered better- and lesser-known authors spanning the Victorian period, including Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Flora Annie Steel, G.A. Henty, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, George Gissing and Grant Allen. My interest in periodical history is always evolving, but I am currently focusing on issues of Blackwood’s, Belgravia, Punch and Household Words. Recently, my research has concerned relationships across transportation networks and reading networks in the 1840s and 50s; specifically, my current dissertation chapter investigates Britain’s railway growth and the growth of the reading public in Dickens’s Dombey and Son and Gaskell’s Cranford

Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Belgravia

Household Words, “Conducted by Charles Dickens”

Cover of the 1000th number of Blackwood’s Magazine (Feb 1899)

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Wrapper of the sixth installment of Dombey and Son (March 1847)