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.
Ph.D., English, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., English, Hampshire College
ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
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 518W: Bible as Literature
ENGL 595: Top/Intro to Digital Humanies
ENGL 784: English Novel of 19th Century
ENGL 971: Sem/Studies Victorian Period
LS 896: Independent Study
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. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, 119(2), 218-232. doi:10.1632/003081204x21270
Krasner, J. (2000). Arthur Conan Doyle as Doctor and Writer. Mosaic, 33(4), 19-34.
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.
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.d.). Embodied Craft in Lia Cook’s Textiles and "The Lady of Shalott". Aisthesis : Pratiche, Linguaggi e Saperi dell’Estetico, XII(ii).