Christine Bolus-Reichert

Associate Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor
Humanities Wing, Room 329, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4. Jackman Humanities Building, Room 833, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Genre and Popular Fiction: Fantasy, Gothic, Children's Literature, Science Fiction


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.


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.


BPhil, Miami University
MA, Indiana University
PhD, Indiana University