Ohio State nav bar

Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart

PhD in English Student



555 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

Google Map

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture
  • Victorian literature
  • The Gothic
  • Vampires
  • Detective Fiction
  • Print Culture


  • MA, English, The Ohio State University, 2022
  • BA, English, The Ohio State University, 2020

Rachel Stewart is a PhD Candidate studying Victorian popular fiction and culture, with expertise in horror and the Gothic and a special love for vampires. Her dissertation focuses on depictions of the embodied supernatural within 19th-century culture, merging studies of monstrosity, medical history and print culture, in order to carve out a history of "body horror" within the Victorian period. She also has written on how we can read trauma as a vampire in contemporary genre fiction, as well as engaging with recovery work on understudied female Victorian popular fiction authors such as Florence Marryat.


People Filters: