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Matthew Poland (he/him/his)

Part-time Lecturer
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PDL A-312
Office Hours: 
TuTh 2-3pm


Ph.D., English, University of Washington, 2022
M.S., Library and Information Science, UNC Chapel Hill, 2013
M.A., English Literary Studies, University of York, 2009
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I write and teach about the global circulation and remediation of Victorian literature, archives and the history of English studies, and antiracist pedagogy. With Lars Atkin (Kent), I'm co-editing a special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review about "Race and Transnationalism in Victorian Periodicals Studies" (forthcoming 2024). I'm also a contributing editor to At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901. My recent publications include "Middlemarch in Melbourne" (George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies 73.2 (Fall 2021)), "Undisciplining through Contemporary Novels: Re Jane, Parasite, Jane Eyre" (forthcoming from Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom), and "Uncovering the Contingencies of Archives" (Journal of Victorian Culture Online (July 2021)). My dissertation, "The Global Migrations of George Eliot and Charles Dickens: Books, Newspapers, Archives," won the UW Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2022. I sit on the elected board of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.
Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Washington Graduate School, Spring 2022
Simpson Center for the Humanities Society of Scholars 2021
Chester Fritz International Research and Study Fellowship 2020
Míċeál F. Vaughan Scholarship 2018
Textual Studies Graduate Research Award 2017
MLQ Travel and Research Funding 2016


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Professional Affiliations: 
North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies; Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada

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