Faculty and Staff
Allen W. Grove
Professor English
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Seidlin Hall 206
Department: English  
Phone: 607.871.2878  
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B.S.: Literature
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

B.S.: Materials Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

M.A.: English
University of Pennsylvania, 1991

Ph.D.: English
University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Teaching Interests

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
Ghosts and Gothicism
Gender Studies
Queer Studies
The Interplay of Literature and Science
Teaching and Technology
First-Year Experience
Publishing and Editing

Selected Publications

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"Introduction" to Jules Verne: The Essential Collection, Knickerbocker Classics (Race Point Publishing). 2018. Available here

"Introduction" to Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Knickerbocker Classics (Race Point Publishing). 2018. Available here

"Introduction" to H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and The Invisible Man, Knickerbocker Classics (Race Point Publishing). 2017. Available here

Editor of The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories, Volume Two. 2017. Available here

"Introduction" to Karl Grosse's Horrid Mysteries, Valancourt Books. 2016.

"Introduction" to Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Knickerbocker Classics (Race Point Publishing). 2016. Available here

"Introduction" to Bram Stoker's Dracula, Knickerbocker Classics (Race Point Publishing). 2014. Available here

"Introduction" to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Barnes and Noble. 2012. Available here

Afterword for the Deluxe Heirloom Edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Quirk Books. 2009. Available here.

"Introduction" to Matthew Lewis's The Monk. Barnes and Noble. 2009. Available here.

Editor of Ann Radcliffe's The Italian. Valancourt Books. 2006. Available here.

Editor of George Brewer's The Witch of Ravensworth. Valancourt Books. 2006. Available here.

Editor of the anonymous 1794 The Cavern of Death. Valancourt Press. 2005. Available here.

Book Review: "Approaches to Teaching Gothic Fiction: The British and American Traditions. Edited by Diane Long Hoeveler and Tamar Heller." MMLA 37.2 (Fall 2004).

"Introduction" to Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. Barnes and Noble. July 2004. Available here.

"Sexual Chaos: The Gothic 'Formula' and the Politics of Complexity." Disrupted Patterns: On Chaos and Order in the Enlightenment. Eds. Theodore E. D. Braun and John A. McCarthy. (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000). 107-118. Available here.

"Coming Out of the Castle: Gothic, Sexuality, and the Limits of Language." Historical Reflections 26.3 (Fall 2000): 429-446.

"To Make a Long Story Short: Gothic Fragments and the Gender Politics of Incompleteness." Studies in Short Fiction 34 (Winter 1997): 1-10.

"Röntgen's Ghosts: Photography, X-Rays, and the Victorian Imagination." Literature and Medicine 16.2 (Fall 1997): 141-173.

Links of Interest

Whitlock Publishing (my publishing company)

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