Faculty Profile

Anna Jones, PhD

Anna Jones, PhD, fell in love with Victorian literature during her second year in graduate school at the University of Notre Dame where she earned her doctorate in English. Dr. Jones is a professor in the Master’s program in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies. She teaches Victorian literature, literary theory, the English novel, and Japanese anime and manga in the undergraduate program as well.

Dr. Jones enjoys teaching students from diverse backgrounds who bring a variety of perspectives to the classroom. She finds it especially rewarding to mentor students and watch them develop into teachers and scholars themselves. Since her first book, Problem Novels: Victorian Fiction Theorizes the Sensational Self, was published in 2007, Jones’ research has been in two directions. She looks at intersections between natural philosophy (i.e. physical sciences) and critiques of individualism in nineteenth-century Gothic novels. More recently, she has begun to examine contemporary neo-Victorian appropriations of Victorian literature and culture, especially in Japanese manga. For more of Jones’ publications, visit her faculty page at http://www.english.cah.ucf.edu/staff.php?id=13.

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