Jill Galvan is the author of The Sympathetic Medium: Feminine Channeling, the Occult and Communication Technologies, 1859-1919. Her past research has focused on long nineteenth-century media technologies, spiritualism, mesmerism and psychical research and on both Victorian and contemporary ideas of the posthuman. Her current book project, After Romance: Alienated Marriage and Modern Character Realism, argues that late Victorian and early modernist stories of marriage reflect changing forms of realism. She is also co-editor, with Elsie Michie, of an essay collection, Replotting Marriage in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, forthcoming from the Ohio State University Press.
Galvan is lead organizer of the NAVSA 2019 conference. She is also a consortium faculty member of the Dickens Project.
Upcoming teaching schedule:
(Spring 2018) English 2202: British Literature, 1800 - Present
(Spring 2018) English 4540: Nineteenth-Century British Poetry
- The Sympathetic Medium: Feminine Channeling, the Occult and Communication Technologies, 1859-1919. Cornell: Cornell UP, 2010.
- "The Victorian Post-Human: Information, Transmission and the Séance." The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult, ed. Tatiana Kontou and Sarah Willburn (Ashgate, 2012).
- "Tennyson's Ghosts: The Psychical Research Case of the Cross-Correspondences, 1901-c. 1936.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History, ed. Dino Franco Felluga. (Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, 2012).
- "Corelli’s Caliban in a Glass: Realism, Anti-Realism and The Sorrows of Satan." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 57 (2014): 335-60.
- “Occult Networks and the Legacy of the Indian Rebellion in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” History of Religions 54.4 (2015): 434-58. (Winner of annual INCS essay prize.)
Jill Galvan's CV.pdf