Leah Price


Current courses

Past courses


Dissertations in progress:

At Rutgers:

· David Tate (on bibliotherapy)

· Catie Piwinski (on the contemporary artist’s book)

· Javiera Barrientos (on materials and tools in
book history)

· Vianna Iorio (on Victorian melodrama)

Dissertations completed:

At Harvard, as committee chair:

Matt Franks (“Stages of Subscription, 1880-1922”)
Lecturer in Drama (tenure-track), University of Warwick

Rachel Stern, “Fictions of Selfhood in the Age of the Social Fact”

Porter White, The Progress of Pilgrimage: Site, Route, and Spirit in Nineteenth-Century Britain (VAP at Stonehill College)

Heather Brink-Roby “Typical People in the Nineteenth-Century Novel”
Junior Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge University; Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, Stanford; Lecturer, National University of Singapore

Lesley Goodman “Indignant Reading”
Assistant professor, Albright College.

Liz Maynes-Aminzade “Victorian Macrorealism” (ACLS fellow, Public Books; games editor, New Yorker)

Matthew Sussman “Stylistic Virtue in Nineteenth-Century Fiction”
Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Maia McAleavey, “The Shadowy Third: Bigamy and the Victorian Novel”
Associate Professor of English, Boston College

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner,“Talking Shakespeare in the Nineteenth‑Century British Novel”
Assistant Professor of English, Linfield College

Hannah Sullivan, “Passionate Correction: The Theory and Practice of Modernist Revision”
Professor of English, Oxford University.

Melissa Jenkins, “The Father Refigured”
Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University

At Harvard, as committee member:

Tess McNulty, “Content Culture”

Postdoc in media studies, Dartmouth College

Sezen Unluonen, “Art as Object of Historical Knowledge in the 19th century”

Lecturer, Tel Aviv University

Alex Creighton, “Fiction’s Metronomes: Music, Time, and the Eighteenth-Century British Novel”

Emily Silk (“Uncommon Schools: Literature and the Rise of Public Education in America

editor, Harvard University Press.

Amanda Auerbach (Getting Lost in the 18th- and 19th-Century Novel)

Alison Chapman (The Corner of the Eye: Peripheral Attention and the English Novel)

Annie Wyman (Funny Book: Studies in the Comic Novel)

Carra Glatt, “Counterfactuals in the Nineteenth Century Novel” (2016)

Daniel Williams, “The Hap of Things: Uncertainty and the English Novel” (2015)
Harvard Society of Fellows

Margaret Rennix, “Cognitive Binding: 19th Century Literature and the Structure of Thought” (2015)
Harvard Expository Writing Program

Laura Johnson Forsberg, “The Miniature and Victorian Literature” (2015)
Fellow, Huntington Library

Matthew Ocheltree, “The Adventure of Origins, the Politics of Genre, and the Archaeology of the Future in Romanticism” (2015)

R.J. Jenkins (on ethology and the Victorian novel) (2015)
Senior Assistant Dean of Students, Columbia University

Greta Pane, “The First Scale of Attention: Linguistic Form and Aesthetic Experience in the Novel” (2013)
Kilachand Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University

Elaine Auyoung, “Partial Cues and the Promise of More in Nineteenth-Century Realism” (2011)
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Sarah Wagner-McCoy, “Transatlantic pastoral and the realist novel” (2011)
Associate Professor of English, Reid College

Jacob Jost, “Prose immortality, 1711-1791” (2011)
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows; Assistant Professor, Dickinson College

Julia Lee, “The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel, 1833-1863” (2008)
Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Debra Gettelman, “Reverie, Reading and the Victorian Novel” (2005)
Associate Professor of English, College of the Holy Cross

Matthew Rubery “The Novelty of News: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the Newspaper” (2004)
Reader in English, Queen Mary, University of London

Allen MacDuffie (“The City and the Sun: The Rise of Energy Culture in Victorian Britain,” 2007. Third reader.)
Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas, Austin

Guillermo Bleichmar (Comparative Literature; “Reconciliations with reality: The affect of literary realism from Wordsworth to Joyce,” 2007. Third reader)
Tutor, St. John’s College

Monica Lewis (“Anthony Trollope Among the Moderns: Reading Aloud in Britain 1850‑1960,” 2006. Third reader)
Teacher, St. Alban’s School

Elsewhere: Aruni Mahapatra (Emory University), (representations of scholarship in nineteenth-century Odia fiction).


Simon Reader (Toronto Ph.D.: “Thinking in Pieces: Victorian Notebooks and Notation”; now tenure-track assistant professor, CUNY-Staten Island)