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Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jesse Rosenthal's research and teaching interests focus on the Victorian novel, and the theory of the novel more generally. His first book, entitled Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel (Princeton University Press, 2017), examines the role of intuition in 19th-century understandings of both moral experience and the feeling of novel-reading. He also co-edited (with Adam Grener) a special issue of journal Genre, on "Narrative against Data in the Victorian Novel."
He is currently working on a book about the development of the idea of tradition, in relation to literary studies and social thought.
"The Untrusted Medium: Open Networks, Secret Writing, and Little Dorrit." Victorian Studies 59.2 (Winter 2017).
"Narrative against Data" Introduction to special issue co-edited with Adam Grener. Genre 50.1 (March 2017).
"Some Thoughts on Time Travel." Part of special symposium on "strategic presentism." Victorian Studies 59.1 (Autumn 2016)
"Maintenance Work: On Tradition and Development." b2o: an online journal
"The Newgate Novel." in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
"Wit and Humor." in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
"Being in the Plot: Action, Intuition, and Trolleys." boundary 2 40.2 (Summer 2013)
"The Large Novel and the Law of Large Numbers, or Why George Eliot Hates Gambling." ELH 77.3 (Fall 2010)