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Jeffrey L Spear

Associate Professor of English

Ph.D. 1975 (English), Minnesota; B.A. 1965 (English), Washington.

Office Address: 

244 Green Street room 509 New York, New York (US) 10003

Office Hours: 

Fall 2015: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 and by appointment


(212) 998-8820


(212) 995-4019

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Victorian studies; visual culture; Victorian art movements and British India

External Affiliations:

Northeast Victorian Studies Association, Modern Language Association.


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.

"Was She This Name? Law, Literature and the 'Devadasi'" in Stamatina Dimakopoulou et al eds. The Letter of the Law: Literature, Justice and the Other. Frankfort and NY: PL Academic Research, 2013.

"A South Kensington Bridge from Gwalior to Nowhere." SEL vo. 48:4 (Autumn 2008); issued as a separate volume, 2010.

With Avanthi Meduri, "Knowing the Dancer: East Meets West." Victorian Literature and Culture, 32, no. 2 (2004)

"Of Jews and Ships and Mob Attacks, Of Catholics and Kings: The Strange Career of Lord George Gordon." Dickens Studies Annual 32 (2002).

"The Other Arts: Victorian Visual Culture." Blackwell's Companion to the Victorian Novel. 2002.

"Of Gods and Dancing Girls: A Letter From 1802 Madras." The Wordsworth Circle 31, no. 3 (2000).

Dreams of an English Eden: Ruskin and His Tradition in Social Criticism. New York: Columbia University Press. 1984.

Updated on 08/28/2015