Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Priyanka Jacob

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 409

Phone: 87447



B.A. (2007) Amherst College

Ph.D. (2015) Princeton University

Research Interests

Research and Teaching Interests:

The novel and narrative theory; Victorian literature; 18th c British fiction; material culture & thing theory; media studies; the city; Gothic, detective, and sensation fiction.  

Selected Publications


“The Relic and the Ruin: Equivocal Objects and the Presence of the Past in Daniel Deronda,” Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 44, no. 4, 2016.

“Surfaces and Signs: On the Pond in Claire-Louise Bennett’s Pond,” forthcoming Fall 2017 on Arcade



Article. “The Pocket-book and the Pigeon-hole: The Files of Victorian Fiction”

Monograph. Things That Linger: The Accidental Archives of the Victorian Novel