Andrea K Henderson

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Professor, English
School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Phone: (949) 824-9829
Fax: (949) 824-2916
University of California, Irvine
400 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Nineteenth-Century Literature; Literature and Visual Arts; Literature and Science
Academic Distinctions
Guggenheim Fellow, 2012-13
ACLS Fellow, 2012-13
Michigan Humanities Award, 1999
Bredvold Prize, 1996
Michigan Society of Fellows (1991-1994)
Research Abstract
Professor Henderson's research centers in nineteenth-century British culture. She is particularly interested in exploring formal similarities between literary arts, visual arts, and sciences. Her most recent book traces the influence of mathematical formalism on Victorian literature and visual art.
“Atomic Individuals: Representing 'ultimate particles' in Nineteenth-Century
Britain,” Representations 159:1 (Summer 2022): 122–150.
“Combinatorial Characters,” The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and
, ed. Alice Jenkins, Robert Tubbs, and Nina Engelhardt
(Cham: Springer Nature, 2022), 493-512.
Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture (Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2018).
"The Physics and Poetry of Analogy," Victorian Studies 56:3 (Spring 2014).
"Symbolic Logic and the Logic of Symbolism," Critical Inquiry 41:1 (Autumn 2014).
“William Henry Fox Talbot: The Early Photograph as Memorial for Romanticism,” Branch: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History (
"Magic Mirrors: Formalist Realism in Victorian Physics and Photography," Representations 117:1 (Winter 2012).
"The 'gold bar of Heaven': Framing Objectivity in D. G. Rossetti's Poetry and Painting," ELH 76:4 (Winter 2009).
"Math for Math's Sake: Non-Euclidean Geometry, Aestheticism, and Flatland," PMLA 124:1 (March 2009).
"Mastery and Melancholy in Suburbia," The Eighteenth Century 50:2-3 (Summer/Fall 2009).
Romanticism and the Painful Pleasures of Modern Life (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007).
Burney's The Wanderer and Early-Nineteenth-Century Commodity Fetishism," Nineteenth-Century Literature (June 2002).
“Keats, Tighe, and the Chastity of Allegory," European Romantic Review (1999).
"Passion and Fashion in Joanna Baillie's 'Introductory Discourse,'" PMLA (March 1997).
"Commerce and Masochistic Desire in the 1790s: Frances Burney's Camilla," Eighteenth-Century Studies (1997).
Romantic Identities : Varieties of Subjectivity, 1774-1830. (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996).
"'An embarrassing subject': Identity, Use Value, and Exchange Value in the Early Gothic Novel," At the Limits of Romanticism, ed. Favret and Watson (Indiana University Press, 1994).
"A Tale Told to be Forgotten: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Poet in 'Salisbury Plain,'" Studies in Romanticism (Spring 1991).
"Doll-Machines and Butcher-Shop Meat: Models of Childbirth in the Early Stages of Industrial Capitalism," Genders (Winter 1991).
"Revolution, Response, and 'Christabel,'" ELH (Winter 1990).
"Death on the Stage, Death of the Stage: The Antitheatricality of The Duchess of Malfi," Theatre Journal (1990).
Guggenheim Fellow, 2012-13
ACLS Fellow, 2012-13
Professional Societies
Modern Languages Association <br>North American Society for the Study of Romanticism <br>British Association of Romantic Studies <br>American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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