Jill Galvan

Jill  Galvan

Jill Galvan

Associate Professor


553 Denney Hall
Columbus campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Victorian literature and culture
  • Early twentieth-century British literature
  • Realism and the novel
  • Victorian and early twentieth-century occultism
  • Victorian media history


  • PhD, University of California – Los Angeles
  • MA, University of California – Los Angeles
  • BA, University of Texas – Austin



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. She is co-editor, with Elsie Michie, of the essay collection Replotting Marriage in Nineteenth-Century British Literature. Her current monograph project, After Romance: Alienated Marriage and Modern Character Realism, examines the formal dimensions of character in late Victorian and early twentieth-century marriage stories. She was lead organizer of the NAVSA 2019 conference.

She regularly teaches courses on the novel and poetry of long nineteenth-century Britain, and recent specialized courses have included topics in Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, the Gothic, the fin de siècle, and the family/marriage plot.

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