Martin Danahay

Faculty of Humanities




Martin Danahay

English Language & Literature

Full Professor
PhD Brandeis

Areas of Specialization

Martin Danahay is the author of Gender at Work in Victorian Culture: Literature, Art and Masculinity and  A Community of One: Masculine Autobiography and Autonomy in Nineteenth Century Britain (SUNY Press, 1993) as well as a number of articles in Victorian literature and culture, and has edited the Broadview Press editions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1999) and The War of the Worlds (2003). His current research project is a book tentatively titled Sex and Violence in Jekyll and Hyde: Divided Masculinity 1886-1999 . He has interests as well in the effects of the new media on cultural production and in the digital humanities.

Selected recent publications

Gender at Work in Victorian Culture: Literature, Art and Masculinity . Ashgate Publishing, 2005

Animal Dreams: Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture , edited with Deborah Denenholz Morse. Ashgate Publishing, 2007.

Jekyll and Hyde Dramatized: The 1887 Richard Mansfield Script and the Evolution of the Story on Stage . Edition with Alex Chisholm. McFarland Press, 2004

"Male Masochism: A Model of Victorian Identity Formation" in Life Writing and Victorian Culture Ed. David Amigoni. Ashgate Publishing, 2006.

"From the City to the Sea: the Double in Stevenson and Conrad" in Conrad and Stevenson: Writers of Land and Sea . Texas Tech Press, forthcoming.

"State Power and the Victorian Subject" reprinted in Nineteenth Century Criticism Vol. 15, Thomson Gale Publishing, 2005

"Nature Red in Hoof and Paw: Violence and Domestic Animals in Victorian Representation" in Animal Dreams: Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture

" The Matrix and Business @ the Speed of Thought." New Media and Society 6:6 (December 2004): 803-21

"The Subject of Drugs," forthcoming in MLA Publications, Approaches to Teaching Autobiography