Ellen B. Rosenman F'07, G'91, G'85

Ellen B. Rosenman
Professor
English
University of Kentucky

ACLS Fellowship Program 2007
Professor
English
University of Kentucky
Fictions of Belonging: Penny Dreadfuls and the Victorian Working Class Imagination, 1840-1870

This project analyzes Victorian penny dreadfuls—cheap, sensational fiction designed for Victorian working class readers—as both aesthetically and ideologically significant. These works protest the marginalization of the working-class and depict massive redistributions of power in their implausible plots, organizing the utopian aspirations of popular politics into compelling and accessible fantasies. In spite of their wide circulation, they have received almost no scholarly attention.

ACLS Grants-In-Aid 1991
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky
Unstable icons: Victorian gender ideology and narrative, 1850-1883

ACLS Grants-In-Aid 1985
Assistant Professor
Dickinson College
Narrative and ideology in Daniel Deronda