James Krasner

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James Krasner

James Krasner approaches his field of British Victorian Literature from an interdisciplinary angle. His first book analyzes Victorian and Modernist nature writing in the context of visual perception theory and Darwinian biology. His second book investigates the operation of touch in domestic space, through an analysis of phantom limb, medical touch, skin disorders, hoarding, and other embodied phenomena. Recently, he has written articles that engage with craft theory, tourism studies, political definitions of torture and legal definitions of homelessness. He is also interested in the development of the gothic, the cult of Sherlock Holmes, and the social operation of secondary school literature curriculs.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., English, Hampshire College

Research Interests

  • Animals
  • Bible
  • Dracula
  • Love poetry
  • Medical humanities
  • Sherlock Holmes

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401H: Honors/First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 419: Writing about Literature
  • ENGL 510: Intro to Digital Humanties
  • ENGL 514: Brit Lit III: Revolts Renewals
  • ENGL 514W: Brit Lit III: Revolts Renewals
  • ENGL 518: Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 518W: Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 595: Top/Intro to Digital Humanies
  • ENGL 771: English Victorian Period
  • ENGL 784: English Novel of 19th Century
  • ENGL 792/892: Teaching Literature & Literacy
  • ENGL 925: Graduate Study of Literature
  • ENGL 971: Sem/Studies Victorian Period
  • LS 896: Independent Study

Selected Publications

Krasner, J. (2018). Torture, Literature, and History in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Leather Funnel'. Linguae &. Rivista di Lingue e Culture Moderne, 17(2), 11-22.

James Krasner. (2017). Cat Food in Camelot: Animal Hoarding, Reality Media, and <em>Grey Gardens</em>. Journal of Film and Video, 69(1), 44. doi:10.5406/jfilmvideo.69.1.0044

Krasner, J. (2016). Stealing History in The Hound of the Baskervilles. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 59(3), 344-361.

Krasner, J. (2010). Home Bodies Tactile Experience in Domestic Space.

Krasner, J. (2005). Accumulated Lives: Metaphor, Materiality, and the Homes of the Elderly. Literature and Medicine, 24(2), 209-230. doi:10.1353/lm.2006.0008

Krasner, J. (2004). Doubtful Arms and Phantom Limbs: Literary Portrayals of Embodied Grief. PMLA, 119(2), 218-232. doi:10.1632/003081204x21270

Krasner, J. (2000). Arthur Conan Doyle as Doctor and Writer. Mosaic, 33(4), 19-34.

TANNER, L. E., & KRASNER, J. N. (1989). EXPOSING THE SACRED JUGGLE - REVOLUTIONARY RHETORIC IN ROGERS,ROBERT 'PONTEACH'. EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE, 24(1), 4-19. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Krasner, J. N. (1989). The Tragedy of Bussy d'Ambois and the Creation of Heroism. Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews, 4, 107-121.

Krasner, J. (n.d.). Embodied Craft in Lia Cook’s Textiles and "The Lady of Shalott". Aisthesis : Pratiche, Linguaggi e Saperi dell’Estetico, XII(ii).

Most Cited Publications