Dr Kristin Mahoney, Michigan State University
Hosted by: Dr Rebecca N Mitchell, Department of English Literature, Reader in Victorian Literature and Culture
Kristin Mahoney, Associate Professor, Department of English, joined Michigan State University from Western Washington University where she was an Associate Professor in the Department of English. Dr Mahoney received both her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include Victorian studies, modernism, queer studies, decadence, and aestheticism. She has published articles in Victorian Studies, Criticism, Victorian Review, Victorian Periodicals Review, English Literature Transition, Nineteenth-Century Prose, and Literature Compass. Her book, Literature and the Politics of Post-Victorian Decadence, published by Cambridge University Press in 2015, focuses on figures associated with the fin de siècle who survived into the twentieth century and defiantly foregrounded their connections to the previous century in order to signal their dissatisfaction with the escalating militarism and aggression of the period. She is currently working on a project entitled Queer Kinship after Wilde: Transnational Aestheticism and the Family.
If you would like to meet with Kristin during her visit, please contact Sue Gilligan.