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S. Brooke Cameron

Biography

Much of my research focuses on gender and economic themes in nineteenth-century and fin-de-siècle literature. I have also recently turned my attention to children’s literature, as well as popular horror (including Vampire Studies). I am interested in working with students on questions of class and social reform in nineteenth-century fiction, gender and feminist writings in the Victorian period, and horror fiction or representations of the monstrous 'Other' in policing bodies of desire

Research Interests
  • Nineteenth-century Literature, particularly Victorian fiction
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Class and Economic Themes in Literature
  • Horror and the Gothic, especially Vampire Literature
  • Children’s Literature in the nineteenth-century and Edwardian Period
  • Nineteenth-century transatlantic fiction
Selected Publications
  • “Little Wanderers: A Literary History of the Home Children in Canada”—with Alicia Alves; a virtual exhibit for W.D. Jordan Special Collections. https://clc.omeka.net/exhibits/show/little-wanderers
  • “Margaret Harkness’s Journalistic Fiction and Women’s Work in the East End.” Women’s Writing. 27.4 (2020): 498-509.
  • “George Egerton’s Keynotes: Food and Feminism at the Fin de Siècle.” Victorian Literature and Culture. 42.6 (2018): 309-330.
  • “Little Wanderers: The British Home Children in Canada.” International Migrations in the Victorian Era. Ed Marie Ruiz. Boston: Brill Press, 2018. 532-554
  • “Women’s Slum Journalism, 1885-1910.” The History of British Women’s Writing, 1880-1920. Ed. Holly A. Laird. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 245-57.
  • with Suyin Olguin. “Consuming Appetites and the Modern Vampire.” Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural 1.1 (2015): 79-101.
Awards and Recognition
2018 “Fourth-Year Students’ Choice” Award for Excellence in Teaching, Queen’s University
“Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work,” QUFA, Queen’s University
2015 “Fourth-Year Students’ Choice” Award for Excellence in Teaching, Queen’s University
“Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work,” QUFA, Queen’s University
2012 Nominated for a Teaching Award by Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA)
2006-7 Mitchell Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Department of English, University of Notre Dame
John A. Kaneb Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, University of Notre Dame
2000-1 Trent Graduate Entrance Award, Graduate School, Trent University
2000 Honor’s Essay Award, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria

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