Department of English

University of Mississippi

Deanna Kreisel

Deanna Kreisel specializes in Victorian literature and culture; ecocriticism; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and utopian studies. She is the author of Economic Woman: Demand, Gender, and Narrative Closure in Eliot and Hardy (University of Toronto Press, 2012), and has published essays in PMLAELHRepresentationsVictorian StudiesNineteenth-Century
LiteratureNovel, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a monograph on utopia and sustainability in late Victorian culture, and has recently published and presented on the topics of sustainability and eco-futurity in the work of John Ruskin, Charlotte Brontë, Matthew Arnold, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. She is co-founder of Vcologies, an interdisciplinary group of ecocritics working on the nineteenth century. More information about her research and teaching is available on her website.