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Related Links

Dracula: Between Tradition and Modernism
The Vampire in Nineteenth-century English Literature
Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction
The Heavenly Twins

Carol Senf

Professor and Associate Chair
Ph.D. in Victorian Studies, University of Buffalo


What courses do you teach?
I teach different courses every semester. LMC 3304: Science, Technology and Gender; LMC 2112: Evolution and the Industrial Age; and LMC 3212: Women, Literature and Culture are some of the courses I have taught so far.

How would you describe your current research?
I'm finishing a book on Bram Stoker as a Gothic writer, which will be published in 2009 by the University of Wales Press as the first book in their Gothic writers series.

Would you briefly describe your major publications?
My first book, "The Vampire in Nineteenth-century English Literature," was published in 1988. From there I went on to write "Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction," which is published in 2002. It was basically focusing on criticism of Bram Stoker's works. I have also written a critical study of Dracula and another critical study on Bram Stoker, "Stoker, Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction" as well as prepared two annotated editions of Stoker's works, "Lady Athlyne" and "The Mystery of the Sea".

I also would like to mention a collaborative work with Sarah Grand "The Heavenly Twins," which is about an exploration of gender issues and feminist agendas of the New Woman movement of the late 1800s.

What conferences have you recently attended?
The last conference I attended was a conference on Dracula, which was held in Transylvania, Romania.

What awards or grants have you received?
My critical study "Dracula: Between Tradition and Modernism" was awarded best non-fiction work of 1998 by the Lord Ruthven Society, a scholarly group that works with vampires and literature.

What else would you like people to know about your work?
I'd like people to know that I do things other than Bram Stoker. I actually began my scholarly career working on nineteenth-century women writers, including the Brontes and George Eliot. Since I have done so much work on Stoker, though, I tend to get invited to "contribute something" on Stoker, and I don't have the good sense to say, "No."

The next thing I want to do is work on women poets at the end of the nineteenth century. A surprising number of them are interested in science, and I'd like to do something in that area. In my spare time, I also read a lot by international women writers because Tech students seem to be hungry for that.


Prepared by Tanla Bilir