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James Krasner

Department Chair, English
PROFESSOR
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 321, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

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.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 419: How to Read Anything
  • ENGL 510: Intro to Digital Humanties
  • ENGL 514W: Brit Lit III: Revolts Renewals
  • ENGL 971: Sem/Studies Victorian Period

Education

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

Research Interests

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

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 Grey Gardens. 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.. Lit Med, 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 https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Krasner, J. N. (1989). The Tragedy of Bussy d'Ambois and the Creation of Heroism. Medieval and 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