Department of Languages and Literatures

Jolene Zigarovich

Professor Zigarovich’s book publications include Writing Death and Absence in the Victorian Novel:  Engraved Narratives, and she is editor of Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature as well as TransGothic in Literature and Culture (Routledge 2017). Her work has been published in ANQ, Dickens Quarterly, Dickens Studies Annual, Eighteenth-Century Life, Studies in the Novel, The Wilkie Collins Journal, Victorian Review, and Women’s Studies. Her current work in progress, Necropolitics: Legislating the Dead Body and the Victorian Novel, considers the posthumous life of characters uncannily bound by legislation in the Victorian novel.


2014 Bartlett Hall

PhD Claremont Graduate University
MA Chapman University
BA California State University, Long Beach

Research Interests: 
  • History of the British novel

  • Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British literature

  • Gothic literature

Languages & Literatures: 
Associate Professor