Eleanor Courtemanche

Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Economic and political approaches to Victorian fiction
  • History of economic theory in Europe and America; utopian novels
  • History of urban planning; narrative theory; irony and comedy
  • An affiliate of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, and the Department of German.
  • An affiliate of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, and the Department of German. Blog posts are cross-posted at arcade.stanford.edu.

Education

  • PhD (Comparative Literature): Cornell 1998.
  • BA: Yale 1990.

Courses Taught

Grad Courses: "The Industrial Novel and the Rise of Cultural Studies (2006), "Sexuality and Empire in the Fin de Siècle" (2009), "Victorian Socialisms" (2011), "Machine Dreams: Victorian Utopias" (2012), "The Best Recent Criticism of Victorian Novels" (2015), "Victorian Political Radicalism" (2017). Selected Undergrad Courses: "Dickens and the Victorian City," "Pulp Fictions of the 1890s," "Tales of Economic Disaster."

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Associate Professor, Comparative and World Literature
Associate Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Recent Publications

Courtemanche, E. (2016). Games that Make Nothing Happen: H. G. Wells and the Collapse of Literature: Review of S.J. James' Maps of Utopia: H.G. Wells, Modernity, and the End of Culture. Journal of Victorian Culture, 21(2), 246-249. https://doi.org/10.1080/13555502.2015.1124583

Courtemanche, E. (2015). Class as Literary Style: Review of The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature by Franco Moretti. . Contrivers' Review.

Courtemanche, E. (2015). Fabian Society. In D. F. Felluga (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118405376.wbevl113

Courtemanche, E. (Author). (2015). Going to Playland?. Web publication/site, Public Books. Retrieved from http://www.publicbooks.org/going-to-playland/

Courtemanche, E. (2015). Review: P. Sloterdijk's In the World Interior of Capital: For a Philosophical Theory of Globalization. German Studies Review, 38(2), 476-478. https://doi.org/10.1353/gsr.2015.0070

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