Department of English

University of Toronto

Bolus-Reichert, Christine

Christine Bolus-Reichert
Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSC)
UTSC Office Phone:  416-287-7162
UTSC Office Location:  University of Toronto at Scarborough, H329
Office Location:  Jackman Humanities Building, 833
Email: bolus@utsc.utoronto.ca
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: on leave July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Teaching and Research Interests
Victorian Literature and Culture; Romance, Fantasy, and Science Fiction; History of Ideas; Comparative Literature.

Degrees
B.Phil. (Miami University), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana University)

Publications

The Age of Eclecticism: Literature and Culture in Britain, 1815-1885. Columbus: Ohio State UP (2009).

“The Foreshadowed Life in Wilkie Collins’s No Name.” Studies in the Novel 41:1 (Spring 2009): 22-41.

“Aestheticism in the Late Romances of William Morris.” ELT: English Literature in Transition 50 (2007): 73-95.

“Everyday Eclecticism: William Morris and the Suburban Picturesque.” Nineteenth Century Prose 29:2 (2002): 162-196.

“The Landed Revolution: Humphry Repton, Arthur Young, and the Politics of Improvement.” Romanticism 5:2 (1999): 202-215.

“Imaginary Geographies: The Colonial Subject in Contemporary French Cinema,” chapter in Postmodernism in the Cinema. Ed. Cristina Degli-Esposti. Oxford, U.K.: Berghahn Books, 1998. 167-185.

Biography and Current Research
Christine Bolus-Reichert teaches a variety of courses in nineteenth-century British literature and intellectual history. While earning her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Indiana University, she worked for two years as the book review editor of Victorian Studies and currently maintains her relationship with this flagship journal as reviewer and bibliographer. She cares deeply about and writes on issues of aesthetics in everyday life; her articles have appeared in Romanticism, Nineteenth Century Prose, Studies in the Novel, and ELT: English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. Her book, The Age of Eclecticism: Literature and Culture in Britain, 1815-1885, will be published in 2009 by the Ohio State University Press. She is currently writing about the relationship between romance and aestheticism in the 1890s, and the persistence of the forms of Victorian romance in the twentieth century and after.

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