Dr. Maria K. Bachman

Professor

Dr. Maria K. Bachman
615-898-5090
Room 365, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday and by appointment.

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1998)
  • MA, George Mason University (1991)
  • BA, George Washington University (1987)

Areas of Expertise

  • Nineteenth-century cultural studies
  • Cognitive literary studies
  • Literature and sociology
  • History of the novel
  • Charles Dickens
  • Wilkie Collins

Biography

Dr. Maria K. Bachman is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and co-editor of the Victorians Institute Journal (http://victorian.utk.edu/). She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Dickens Society and is President-elect of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Chapter 246).

Her books include two co-edited volumes (Fear, Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia, The Ohio State University Press and Reality's Dark Light: The Sensationa...

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Dr. Maria K. Bachman is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and co-editor of the Victorians Institute Journal (http://victorian.utk.edu/). She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Dickens Society and is President-elect of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Chapter 246).

Her books include two co-edited volumes (Fear, Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia, The Ohio State University Press and Reality's Dark Light: The Sensational Wilke Collins, University of Tennessee Press) and three scholarly editions (Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White and Blind Love, Broadview Press, and Wilkie Collins's "The Dead Hand" and Charles Dickens's "The Bride's Chamber," University of Tampa Press). Dr. Bachman has also published numerous critical articles and book chapters on Victorian and Edwardian literature and culture. 

Dr. Bachman has held a number of administrative posts throughout her academic career.  At MTSU, she has served as English Department Chair and at Coastal Coastal Carolina University she served as 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 also worked in the telecommunications industry as a senior technical writer from 1988-1993.

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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Publications

Books

  • Bachman, Maria K. (with Marlene Tromp and Heidi Kaufman). Fear , Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia.Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2013.
  • ___. Charles Dickens’s 'The Bride’s Chamber' and Wilkie Collins’s ‘The Dead Hand'. Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 2009.
  • ___ (with Don Richard Cox). The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins. Broadview Press, 2006.
  • ___ (with Don Ri...
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Books

  • Bachman, Maria K. (with Marlene Tromp and Heidi Kaufman). Fear , Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia.Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2013.
  • ___. Charles Dickens’s 'The Bride’s Chamber' and Wilkie Collins’s ‘The Dead Hand'. Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 2009.
  • ___ (with Don Richard Cox). The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins. Broadview Press, 2006.
  • ___ (with Don Richard Cox). Blind Love, by Wilkie Collins. New York: Broadview Press, 2004.
  • ___ (with Don Richard Cox). Reality’s Dark Light: The Sensational Wilkie Collins. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2003.

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Presentations

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Awards

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Dr. Bachman's current book projects include: 

  • The Socio-Literary Imaginary: Victorian and Edwardian Inflections, co-edited with Albert Pionke (under contract with Routledge Press)
  • Dickens on The Brain: Reading Charles Dickens in the Age of Neuroscience