Emily K. Cody specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and women’s and gender studies. Although Cody identifies as a Victorianist, transatlanticism consistently informs her approach to scholarship. Her more specific interests include periodicals and print culture, medical humanities, animal studies and the life and works of Elizabeth Gaskell. Her research also intersects with facets of narrative theory, especially feminist narrative theory and theories of narrative space. Cody's recent article, “Grave Matters: Gothic Places and Kinetic Spaces in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton" appears in Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell (Ashgate/Routledge, 2015). She currently serves on the executive board of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) as the organization’s website and digital media outreach coordinator.