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Department of English Language and Literature


Danielle Coriale

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-576-5842
Office: HUO, Room 501
Resources: English Language and Literature


PhD, Brandeis University, 2009
MA, Syracuse University, 2002
BA, Boston College, 1997

Areas of Specialization

   Victorian Literature and Science
   Anthropocene Studies, Ecocriticism
   History and Theory of the Novel
   Women’s and Gender Studies
   • Medical Humanities

Recent Courses

   • ENGL 288   British Literature
   • WGST/POLI SCI 307   Feminist Theory
   • ENGL 341   Literature and Medicine
   • ENGL 412   Victorian Literature
   • ENGL 416   The English Novel II   
   • ENGL/WGST 437   Women Writers
   • ENGL 439   Contagion Narratives from Defoe to Camus
   • SCHC 457   Honors Seminar: Contagion Narratives
   • ENGL 709/WGST 700   The Brontës
   • ENGL 727   Victorian Prose: Humans and Other Animals 
   • ENGL 803   Historicism and Its Discontents


   “The Society to Encourage Study at Home (in a Pandemic).” Co-authored with Sari Edelstein. ESQ Vol. 67 (2021, 1st Quarter): pp.  773-783. In press.
   “Reading Through Deafness: Francis Galton and the Strange Science of Psychophysics.” In Strange Science: Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age, edited by Lara Karpenko and Shalyn Claggett with a foreword by Dame Gillian Beer (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017): pp. 105-124.
“Introduction to V21 Special Forum on Strategic Presentism.” Co-authored with David Sweeney Coombs. Victorian Studies 59.1 (Autumn 2016): pp. 87-89.
Jamming the Historical Machine.” b2o: boundary2 online V21 Special Issue (October 2016)
Existential Eliot.”, Special issue on Fredric Jameson’s The Antinomies of Realism with a response from Jameson (February 2014)
   When Zoophytes Speak: Polyps and Naturalist Fantasy in the Age of Liberalism.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 34.1 (February 2012): 19-36.
“Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley and the Consolations of Natural History.” Victorian Review, 36:2 (Fall 2010): 118-132.
   “Gaskell’s Naturalist.” Nineteenth-Century Literature, 63:3 (December 2008): 346-375.
   Sketches by Boz, ‘So Frail a Machine.’” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 48:4 (Autumn 2008): 801-812.
   ----------------------------------------------. Reprinted in Victorian Hybridities: Cultural Anxiety and Formal Innovation, edited by U. C. Knoepflmacher and Logan D. Browning, 56-67. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

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