Department of Languages and Literatures

Jolene Zigarovich


Faculty - Associate Professor


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

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.