Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities
Christopher Herbert (Ph.D. Yale University) is a Victorianist specializing in the novel and in cultural and intellectual history. He is the author of Trollope and Comic Pleasure (Chicago, 1987), Culture and Anomie: Ethnographic Imagination in the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1991), Victorian Relativity: Radical Thought and Scientific Discovery (Chicago, 2001), and War of No Pity: The Indian Mutiny and Victorian Trauma (Princeton, 2007), as well as articles on Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope, Henry Mayhew, Bram Stoker, Virginia Woolf, and various issues of nineteenth-century scientific and social thought. His most recent book is Evangelical Gothic: The English Novel and the Religious War on Virtue from Wesley to Dracula (Virginia, forthcoming). He has received an NEH and two ACLS Fellowships and two WCAS Outstanding Teaching Awards.
Victorian, Science & Literature