Jill Galvan

Associate Professor


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

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

PDF icon Jill Galvan's CV.pdf

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 at Austin

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