Stephen F. Austin State University

Denise Millstein


Denise Millstein, Ph.D

Office Location: LAN 210

Ph.D., English Literature, Louisiana State University
M.A., Comparative Literature, San Jose State University
B.A., English Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Radio-TV-Film, The University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:
19th Century British Literature, Romantic and Victorian
Gender Studies and Queer Theory
Fame Studies
The Gothic
Images of the Vampire
Cultural Materialism

Research Projects:
Byron and "Scribbling Women," which traces the influence of prominent Romantic female novelists like Ann Radcliff, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley and Lady Caroline Lamb on Lord Byron's canon and then analyzes his impact on later female Victorian authors such as the Brontë Sisters and George Eliot.

"The Vampires of Mystic Falls, an Incest Fantasy." Monsters of Mystic Falls: Examining The Vampire Diaries. Ed. Margo Collins. Scarecrow Press, Fall 2014. Accepted for publication.

Rev. of The Female Romantics: Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism, by Caroline Franklin. Studies in the Novel. Winter 2013. Forthcoming.

"Gender and Sexuality in Measure for Measure's Confession Scene." Critical Readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Ed. Guillaume Winter and Delphine Lemonnier-Texier. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2013. 219-234. Print.

"George Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical and Byronic Secrets." Victorian Secrecy: Economies of Knowledge and Concealment. Eds. Albert Pionke and Denise Tischler Millstein. Surrey: Ashgate, 2010. 135-148. Print.

"On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year." Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2010. 322-23. Print.

"The Prisoner of Chillon." Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2010. 352-3. Print.

"The Failed Quest for 'Anti-Self-Consciousness': Angel, Spike, and Roderick Usher" Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts. Ed. Kevin Durand. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009. 104-114. Print.

"The Effects of Fame on Lord Byron's Canon." Film and Television Stardom. Ed. Kylo-Patrick R. Hart. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars P, 2008. 270-279. Print.

"Lord Byron and George Eliot: Embracing National Identity in Daniel Deronda." Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts. (2005). Web.