Amelia Hall

Greetings! I am a PhD candidate at Cornell University specializing in British literature of the long nineteenth century. My dissertation, “Epigraphic Encounters and the Origins of the British Novel” uncovers the crucial role that chapter epigraphs played in the evolution of the English novel’s form and develops a new theory for reading this structurally significant paratext. More broadly, my research and teaching explore Romantic, Victorian and Decadent literature; the history and theory of the novel; genre studies; science and literature; art and illustration; and feminist, gender and sexuality studies.

My research has appeared or is forthcoming in SEL Studies in English Literature, Volupté: Interdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, and the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa.