Dr. Michelle Witen
Oberassistentin (Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow)
Michelle Witen obtained her DPhil from the University of Oxford, where she was also a Visiting Fellow from January-July 2016, and holds an MA in Comparative Literature as well as a Scholars' Electives Honours BA in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Western Ontario. Her current research interests include 19th- and 20th-century British, Irish, and American Literature, particularly within the contexts of music, interdisciplinarity, intermediality, and genetic criticism. Her monograph, James Joyce and Absolute Music, will be appearing with Bloomsbury in 2017, and her other recent publications include articles on Joyce for Genetic Joyce Studies and Variations, a chapter on T. S. Eliot and music for the Edinburgh Companion to Eliot and the Arts (Edinburgh University Press 2016), an article on Frankenstein and hysteria, and a co-edited volume on Shakespeare and Space: Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm (Palgrave 2016). Currently, she is co-editing a volume on Modernism in Wonderland and writing her Habilitation project on the literary products of vice, scandal and news in 19th-century newspapers from 1850 onwards.