Schaffer, Talia C. 1968-

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Schaffer, Talia C. 1968-


Born October 1, 1968, in NY; daughter of Benjamin (an architect) and Ann (an organizational director) Schaffer; married George Musser, Jr. (a magazine editor), July 22, 1997. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Brown University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1990; Cornell University, M.A., 1993, Ph.D., 1996.


Home—Glen Ridge, NJ. Office—Department of English, Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11367-1597. E-mail—[email protected].


University of California, Davis, lecturer in English, 1995-96; San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, assistant professor of English, 1996-99; Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY, assistant professor, 1999-2002, associate professor of English, 2002—, director of graduate studies, 2004—. Graduate Center of the City University of New York, associate professor, 2004—; guest lecturer at other institutions and conferences. Member of editorial board, Nineteenth-Century Studies and Literature Compass Web site.


North American Victorian Studies Association, Modern Language Association of America (member of executive committee, Division of Late-Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Literature, 2006—), Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers.


Coral Lansbury grant, Northeast Victorian Studies Association, 1994; research award, Feliks Gross Endowment, 2002.


(Editor, with Kathy A. Psomiades, and contributor) Women and British Aestheticism, University Press of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), 1999.

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes: Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England, University Press of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), 2000.

(Editor and author of introduction) Lucas Malet, The History of Sir Richard Calmady, University of Birmingham Press (Birmingham, England), 2003.

(Editor) Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle, Pearson Longman (New York, NY), 2007.

Contributor to books, including The New Woman in Fiction and in Fact, edited by Chris Willis and Angelique Richardson, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2001; Wilde Writings: Contextual Conditions, edited by Joseph Bristow, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003; The Recipe Reader: Narratives—Contexts—Traditions, edited by Laurel Forster and Janet Floyd, Ashgate Press (Burlington, VT), 2003; Women's Experience of Modernity, edited by Ann L. Ardis, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2003; and Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves, and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930, edited by Marysa DeMoor, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2004. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, Women's Writing, Henry James Review, James Joyce Quarterly, Victorian Poetry, and Nineteenth Century Literature. Editor, Dickens Studies Annual.

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