LUC’s Department of English is delighted to welcome a new professor to the faculty this fall
LUC’s Department of English is delighted to welcome a new professor to the faculty this fall.
Dr. Priyanka Jacob will be joining the Department of English faculty as an Associate Professor specializing in Nineteenth Century Studies. In previous courses at Princeton University, she has taught courses on the novel and thing theory. This fall she will be teaching a course on “The Paper Trails of 19th c. Literature,” which “will examine the literary function of paper objects: the letters that ricochet through the long narrative poem; the crucial piece of paperwork that drives plots of blackmail, detection, and inheritance; and the multiplying documents of late-Victorian Gothic fiction. The paper object will provide us with an entry point into broader questions about social ties, authorship, law, the archive, and communication technology in the Victorian period.” A recent publication “The Relic and the Ruin: Equivocal Objects and the Presence of the Past in Daniel Deronda” appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture. Currently, she is working on a monograph entitled Things That Linger: The Accidental Archives of the Victorian Novel. Further details of Dr. Jacob’s research, work with students, and various projects can be found here.
A warm welcome to Loyola University Chicago!