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Elisha Cohn

Associate Professor

Elisha Cohn

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 (Oxford University Press, 2016), considers how states of reverie and trance shaped aesthetic forms. She has also published essays in Contemporary LiteratureVictorian StudiesJournal of Victorian Culture and elsewhere. Her current interests include the history of neuroscience, animal studies, and affect theory.


    • Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
    • Literatures in 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


    Fall 2021


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