Professor of literature
areas of expertise: 19th and 20th centuries, literature, british
James Buzard's area of specialization is 19th-century British literature; he teaches courses in the Romantic and Victorian periods, the history of the British novel, and masterpieces of Western literature from Homer to Dante, among other subjects.
He is the author of The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to "Culture," 1800-1918 (Oxford University Press, 1993), co-editor of a Victorian Studies special issue on Victorian Ethnographies, and author of numerous essays on 19th- and 20th-century literature and culture. His second book, Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British Novels, was published by Princeton University Press in 2005. He is head of the Literature Faculty.
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