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  • Herbert Sussman

    Part-Time Faculty

    Email
    sussmanh@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Herbert Sussman

    Profile

    As scholar and teacher, I look to revealing the aesthetic pleasure of literature while also seeing its historical and cultural setting. Historical study, I feel, enables our understanding of the continuities and differences with the past. A cultural focus, particularly in gender studies, reveals the socially constructed nature of our assumptions about gender and sexuality as a way of understanding our own lives.

    Degrees Held

    PhD, English, Harvard University;
    MA, English, Harvard University;
    BA, Princeton University

    Professional Affiliation

      Editorial Board, Victorian Literature and Culture; Modern Language Association.  

    Recent Publications

     BOOKS:
    Victorian Technology: Invention, Innovation, and the Rise of the Machine. Praeger, 2009;
    Victorian Masculinities: Manhood and Masculine Poetics in Early Victorian Literature and Art. Cambridge UP, 1995.

    ESSAYS
    “Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds.” Victorian Literature and Culture 37 (2009);
    “Birth of the Bestseller.” Victorian Literature and Culture 36 (2008);
    “Samuel Butler as Late-Victorian Bachelor: Regulating and Representing the Homoerotic.” Samuel Butler, Victorian Against the Grain: A Critical Overview. Ed. James G. Paradis. U of Toronto P: Toronto, 2007;
    “The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult.” Victorian Literature and Culture 35 (2007).

    Research Interests

    Study of Masculinities; History of Sexuality; Victorian Art; Culture and Technology.

    Current Courses

    Independent Study

    Literary Reinvention

    Literary Reinvention (Spring 2019)

    Literary Reinvention: DSC

    Literary Reinvention: DSC (Spring 2019)

    Ten Great Plays (Open Campus)

    Ten Great Plays

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