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Elisha Cohn

Associate Professor

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 171


Elisha Cohn's research focuses on Victorian literature with an emphasis on the novel and theories of the aesthetic. Her book, Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel, which considers how states of reverie and trance shaped aesthetic forms, was released by Oxford University Press in November 2015. She has also published essays on Oscar Wilde and aestheticism in Victorian Studies and Journal of Victorian Culture. Her current interests include the history of neuroscience, animal studies, and affect theory.


    • English

    Graduate Fields

    • English Language and Literature
    • Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies


    • Nineteenth Century British literature and culture
    • Literature and science
    • History and theory of the novel
    • Lyric poetry