Editorial Office

Nora Gilbert, Editor


Nora Gilbert is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Texas who jointly specializes in Victorian literature and classical Hollywood film, with particular research interests in gender and sexuality studies and the intersection of law and culture. She is the author of Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship (Stanford UP, 2013), and has articles published or forthcoming in PMLA, Film & History, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Victorian Review, Eighteenth-Century Life, and JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. She is presently at work on two separate but thematically related book projects, which are provisionally entitled Gone Girls: The Runaway Woman Narrative in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction and Unwomaned: Hollywood Stardom and the Threat of Female Independence. 


Timothy Boswell, Managing Editor

Timothy Boswell

Timothy Boswell has been managing editor at Studies in the Novel since June 2012. In 2014 he earned university-wide recognition for his work at the journal. Dr. Boswell also works as a book editor, writing coach, and ghostwriter and has developed over forty books for various clients, including fiction, memoirs, company histories, and family histories. His own current project, a novel titled Harvest of Days, is speculative fiction. He earned a Ph.D. in English (creative writing) from the University of North Texas in 2012. 



Anna Hinton, Book Review Editor

Anna Hinton HeadshotAnna Hinton is an assistant professor of Disability Studies and Black Literature & Culture. Her research interests include post-Brown Black women’s writing, Black feminist theory, critical disability studies, crip theory, reproductive justice, and hip hop studies, to name a few. She is currently writing her monograph, Refusing to Be Made Whole: Disability in Contemporary Black Women's Writing, which approaches conversations about aesthetics, spirituality, representation, community, sexuality, motherhood, and futurity through a Black feminist disability studies perspective. Her work is published or forthcoming in Toni Morrison: On Mothers and Motherhood, CLA Journal (CLAJ), Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS), and The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Body. She teaches courses such as "Race, Gender, and Disability in Pop Culture," "Black Erotics," "The Black Posthuman," "Hip Hop in the Global South," and "Race, Medicine, and Technology in Contemporary Speculative Fiction," and she is a member of the Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession for the Modern Language Association (MLA), Public Relations Director for the College Language Association (CLA), and Book Review Editor for Studies in the Novel.


Devin Garofalo, Book Review Editor

Devin M. Garofalo (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an assistant professor of English Devin Garofalo Headshotat the University of North Texas. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century British literature, formalism, empire and race, science studies, and the environmental humanities. Her current book project, Worlds Unmanned: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Cosmologies of the Human, explores the racialization of the categories of human, nonhuman, and world in the long nineteenth century. Portions of Worlds Unmanned have been awarded the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association’s Richard Stein Essay Prize and the Vcologies Early Career Paper Prize. Her work is published or forthcoming in Essays in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Victorian Literature and Culture, Diacritics, and the Cambridge Companion to Romanticism and Race. Courses taught include “Lyric Legacies,” “Climate Monsters,” “Sex and Race in Outer Space,” and “Reading for the Present.”


Advisory Editors

Paula R. Backscheider, Auburn University
Nancy Bentley, University of Pennsylvania
Daphne Brooks, Yale University
Gregg Crane, University of Michigan
Gaurav Desai, University of Michigan
Annette R. Federico, James Madison University
Nouri Gana, University of California, Los Angeles
Priyamvada Gopal, Cambridge University
Evan GottliebOregon State University
Dorothy J. Hale, University of California, Berkeley
Amy Hungerford,Yale University
David Kurnick, Rutgers University
Deidre Shauna Lynch, Harvard University
Anne K. Mellor, University of California, Los Angeles
Richard Menke, University of Georgia
Emad Mirmotahari, Duquesne University
Walton Muyumba, Indiana University Bloomington
Timothy Parrish, Virginia Tech
John G. Peters, University of North Texas
Albert J. Rivero, Marquette University
Clifford Siskin, New York University
Stephen Tabachnick, University of Memphis
Mark Wollaeger, Vanderbilt University
Ruth Bernard Yeazell, Yale University