Piya Pal Lapinski


Associate Professor

320 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

M.A./Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A., Presidency College(University of Calcutta), India

Area: The Victorian Novel, British Romanticism, The British and European Gothic, Vampires, Topics in Critical Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Terrorism and Aesthetics, Libertine Culture in 18th and 19th century Britain

Research Interests: Byron and Poststructuralist theory, theorizing violence, the Romantic and Victorian novel, courtesans and the culture of capitalism, discourses of terror, fashion theory, Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project.

Courses Taught

ENG 2650: British Literature Survey 1700-1945
ENG 4170: Topics in Romanticism
ENG 4160: Topics in the Victorian Novel
ENG 4230: Women’s Studies in Literature
Graduate courses in Victorian and Romantic literature

Select Publications

The Exotic Woman in Nineteenth Century British Fiction and Culture: A Reconsideration (University of New England Press, 2005). Reviewed in Victorian Studies, Journal of Victorian Culture, CHOICE

"A Night with La Draculetta": Designing/Desiring Romanian Diva Angela Gheorghiu in Vampirettes, Wretches and Amazons, ed. Valentina Glajar and Domnica Radulescu, Columbia University Press, 2005.

Work in Progress

“Byron Avec Sade: Material and Spectral Violence in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,Canto IV” in Byron’s Ghosts, ed. Gavin Hopps, (forthcoming)

Book manuscript in progress: Byronic Violence: Erotics, Aesthetics, Politics

Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror, edited collection, co-edited with Dr. Matt Green, University of Nottingham, UK

“Byronic Terror, Death and Impossible Exchange” From Byron’s Werner to Baudrillard’s “The Spirit of Terrorism” [article –in-progress]

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