Dr. Bachman

Dr. Maria K. Bachman, Chair of the English Department; Co-Editor, Victorians Institute Journal


Ph.D. (1998), University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MA (1991), George Mason University; BA (1986), The George Washington University; First Year at MTSU: 2014

Office: Peck Hall 302A; Phone/Voice Mail: 615-898-5090

Reality's Dark Light The Dead Hand Fear and Loathing

Blind Love The Woman in WhiteVictorians Institute Journal

Dr. Maria K. Bachman is English Department Chair at Middle Tennessee State University and co-editor of the Victorians Institute Journal (http://victorian.utk.edu/).

Most recently she has co-edited a collection of critical essays, Fear, Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia (Ohio State University Press, 2013). She has published scholarly editions of Wilkie Collins's "The Dead Hand" and Charles Dickens's "The Bride's Chamber" (University of Tampa Press, 2009), Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (Broadview Press, 2006), and Blind Love (Broadview Press, 2004), as well as a collection of critical essays, Reality's Dark Light: The Sensational Wilke Collins (University of Tennessee Press, 2003). She has also published a variety of critical articles and book chapters on Samuel Richardson, Benjamin Disraeli, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins. Her current work in progress is entitled This is Your Brain on Books: Embodied Consciousness and the Novel.

Prior to her appointment as Chair of English at MTSU, Dr. Bachman held a number of administrative posts at Coastal Carolina University including, English Department Chair, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and Co-Director of the University Honors Program.

Dr. Bachman was the recipient of Coastal Carolina University's HTC Distinguished Teacher Scholar Lecturer Award (2012), George Mason University's Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award (2012), and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching South Carolina Professor of the Year Award (2006).

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