Anna Gibson is an assistant professor of English at Duquesne University , where she teaches and researches nineteenth-century British literature, specializing in novels of the Victorian period. Her interests include narrative form and formalism, novel theory, psychology, visual culture, critical theory, and the digital humanities.
Her current book project, Forming People, examines the capacities of novel form for representing and reshaping human psychology in the nineteenth century. She is also the director of the Digital Dickens Notes Project, which is digitizing and interactively exploring the working notes Charles Dickens kept for his novels in order to deepen our understanding of Victorian serial form. A second book project (in the planning stages) will examine how Victorian serial writers reconfigured our understanding of the relationship between narrative and time and the associations between storytelling and contemporaneity.
She is from the small village of Abbotts Ann in Hampshire, England. She has degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi (B.A.), Exeter University (M.A.) and Duke University (Ph.D.), where she was a Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow and recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
She lives in Pittsburgh, PA and in Durham, NC.
Read more details about her research and teaching on this site; read her curriculum vitae, or visit her academia.edu profile.
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