The English Department and VIG(OR) are pleased to be hosting Associate Professor Jill Galvan for a visiting lecture on her recent research. Her talk is entitled “Real Marriages: Troubled Wedlock and Late-Victorian Literary Form,” and will be held Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in Parlin 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Professor Galvan is an Associate Professor in the English Department at The Ohio state University. She is the author of The Sympathetic Medium: Feminine Channeling, the Occult, and Communication Technologies, 1859-1919 (Cornell University Press, 2010). She has also recently published "The Victorian Post-Human: Information, Transmission and the Séance" (in the Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult, Ashgate, 2012) and "Tennyson's Ghosts: The Psychical Research Case of the Cross-Correspondences, 1901-c. 1936" (in BRANCH, 2012). Professor Galvan’s research has focused on Victorian and early twentieth-century media technologies, spiritualism, and psychical research. She received her B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of California, Los Angeles.