Dr. Jamil Mustafa

Professor, English

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

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

Celebration of Scholarship:
The American Gothic and the Carnivalesque in Something Wicked This Way Comes
Faculty Project in Humanities

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

Scholarly Publications:

Mustafa, J. (2019). The American Gothic and the carnivalesque in Something Wicked This Way Comes. The New Ray Bradbury Review, 6, 52-67.

Mustafa, J. (2018). Representations of masculinity in Neo-Victorian film and television. Neo-Victorian Studies, 11, 38-64.

Mustafa, J. (2018). Haunting The Harlots House. In M. F. Davis & P. Dierkes-Thrun (Eds.), Wildes Other Worlds(pp. 60-83). New York: Routledge.

Mustafa, J. (2018). Lifting the veil: allegory, ambivalence, and the Scottish Gothic in The Bride of Lammermoor. In W. Hughes & R. Heholt (Eds.), Gothic Britain: Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles (pp. 161-178). Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Mustafa, J. (2015, February 1). Vicious circle. The Horror Zine Magazine, 20-27.

“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

Scholarly Presentations:

Mustafa, J. (2018, August). The American Gothic and the carnivalesque in Something Wicked This Way Comes. Presented at the annual conference of the International Gothic Association, Manchester, England.

Mustafa, J. (2014, June). Haunting The Harlot’s House. Paper presented at Cosmopolitan Wilde: A Conference Celebrating 160 Years of Oscar, Paris, France.

Mustafa, J. (2015, March). Curiosity, commodification, and material cultures in the old curiosity shop. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Boston, MA.

“Apparitional Allegories” as part “Cosmopolitan Wilde.” Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. January 12, 2014

“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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