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Rachel Ablow

Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Office: 431 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0690
E-mail address: rablow@buffalo.edu

Interests

Victorian literature and culture; history of the novel; gender and sexuality; history of the emotions, sensation, and experience.

Works in Progress

Victorian Pain (forthcoming Princeton UP)

Selected Publications

Books

  • The Marriage of Minds: Reading Sympathy in the Victorian Marriage Plot. Stanford University Press, 2007.

Edited Volumes

  • Co-editor with James Bono, Pain: Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics
  • Editor and Introduction. The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature. University of Michigan Press, 2010.
  • Editor and Introduction. "Victorian Feeling." Special issue of Victorian Studies 50.3 (Spring 2008).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Tortured Sympathies: Victorian Literature and the Ticking Time-Bomb Scenario.” ELH 80.4 (Winter 2013): 1145-1171.
  • “Harriet Martineau and the Subject of Pain.” Victorian Studies. Summer 2014 (56.4).
  • “Victorian Passions.” The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel. Cambridge University Press, December 2012.
  • “The Married Women’s Property Act of 1870.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Felluga. September 2012.
  • “Addressing the Reader: The Autobiographical Voice.” The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 3, 1820-1880. Oxford University Press, January 2012.
  • “Reading and Re-reading: Wilde, Newman, and Fictional Belief.” The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature. (Rpt. in Joseph Bristow, ed., Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Discoveries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013)
  • “Oscar Wilde’s Fictions of Belief.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42.2 (Summer, 2009): 175-82.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Research Fellowship. American Council of Learned Societies. 2012-13.
  • Research Fellowship. Birkbeck Pain Project, Birkbeck College, University of London. Summer, 2012. (Declined.)
  • Research Fellowship. University at Buffalo, SUNY, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Summer 2011.
  • UUP Professional Development Award. University at Buffalo, SUNY. Spring 2011.
  • Research Fellowship. Humanities Institute, University at Buffalo, SUNY. Spring 2010.
  • Research Fellowship. University at Buffalo, SUNY, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Summer 2007.