Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Tamara Silvia Wagner

Associate Professor, School of Humanities

Assoc Prof Tamara Silvia Wagner

Tamara S. Wagner obtained her PhD from Cambridge University. Her books include Victorian Narratives of Failed Emigration: Settlers, Returnees, and Nineteenth-Century Literature in English (2016), Financial Speculation in Victorian Fiction: Plotting Money and the Novel Genre, 1815-1901 (2010), and Longing: Narratives of Nostalgia in the British Novel, 1740-1890 (2004). She has also edited various special issues as well as collections on Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand (2014), Victorian Settler Narratives: Emigrants, Cosmopolitans and Returnees in Nineteenth-Century Literature (2011), and Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (2009). Her articles have appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture, the Journal of Victorian Culture, the Modern Language Quarterly, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts, among others.
Research Interests
Victorian Literature
Charles Dickens
Selected Publications
  • Wagner, Tamara S. (2019). “‘A very Moloch of a baby’: Left to be Minded in Dickens.”. Nineteenth-Century Studies, 29, 71-97.
  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2019). Emigration and 19th-Century British Colonial Settler Narratives. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of LiteratureOxford UP.
  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2018). Motherhood. Companion to Victorian Popular FictionMcFarland.
  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2018). Jane Eyre, Orphan Governess: Narrating Victorian Vulnerability and Social Change. British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Vol.1: 1840s and 1850s(81-95). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2018). “Mrs Henry Wood’s Model Men: How To Mismanage Your Marriage in Court Netherleigh.”. For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women(116-29). London and New York: Routledge.

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