Dr. Jamil Mustafa

Chair, Professor, English

Expertise:
Victorian literature and culture (British, c. 1830-1910),the Gothic in British and American literature and culture (from the late 1700s to the present), horror films

Credentials:
1999 Ph.D., The University of Chicago
1992 M.A., The University of Chicago
1987 B.A., Lewis and Clark College

Associations:
Gothic Studies Association
Honors Council of the Illinois Region
International Association for the Fantastic in Literature and the Arts
International Nineteenth-Century Studies
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
Modern Language Association
National Collegiate Honors Council
North American Victorian Studies Association
Northeastern Modern Language Association
Sigma Tau Delta, Rho Lamdba Chapter
Upper Midwest Honors Council

Publications:
“Rotting Hearts and Golden Coins: Obsessional Neurosis, the Paranoid-Schizoid Position, and the Bourgeois Family in Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Beyond “The Lottery”: Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson. Forthcoming

“Sexology” The ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia. Reprint. Forthcoming

“‘The Lady of the House of Love’: Angela Carter’s Vampiric Sleeping Beauty.” Cabinet de Fées: A Fairy Tale Journal 1.2-3 (2007): 145-57

“Gothic Fiction” and “Sexology.” The Nineteenth Century and the Victorian Age. Vol. 5 of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Sex and Culture. Ed. Susan Mumm. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007

“‘A good horror has its place in art’: Hardy’s Gothic Strategy in Tess of the d’Urbervilles.” Studies in the Humanities 32.2 (2005): 93-115

“Rediscovering Pleasure in the English Classroom.” Dimensions of Curiosity: Liberal Learning in the 21st Century. Ed. Nancy Workman. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004. 44-57

Presentations:

“Writing (Against) Abjection: The Case Studies of In a Glass Darkly.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois. November 4-7, 2010

“The Romance of the Forest: Ann Radcliffe’s Community of Sensibility.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. March 31-April 3, 2010

“So You Think You Know Poe: Using Technology to Reexperience Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror.” American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, California. May 27-30, 2010

“Killing Women into Art: Aestheticizing Death in the Victorian Period.” Death and Representation. Rochester, New York. March 26, 2010

“H. H. Holmes and the Victorian Serial Killer.” Lewis University Arts and Ideas Lecture. November 4, 2009

“Behind the Wall: Living and Learning in Bethlehem” (with Nancy Elias). Lewis University Arts and Ideas Lecture. October 6, 2008

“Gothic Spaces and Sexual Transgression.” Gothic Deviance and Defiance: 2005 International Gothic Association Conference. Montreal, Canada. August 11-14, 2005

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