Bradley Deane



Professor – Fixed Term


Brad Deane joins MSU after having taught for two decades at the University of Minnesota, where he was Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor of English. He will be contributing to MSU’s strengths in popular culture, nineteenth-century British and Irish literature, and studies of gender and imperial culture. He is the author of The Making of the Victorian Novelist (Routledge 2003) and Masculinity and the New Imperialism (Cambridge 2014).


Bradley Deane. Masculinity and the New Imperialism: Rewriting Manhood in British Popular Literature, 1870-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Paperback edition 2016.

Bradley Deane. The Making of the Victorian Novelist: Anxieties of Authorship in the Mass Market. New York and London: Routledge, 2003.

Bradley Deane. “David Copperfield.” A Companion to Charles Dickens. 2nd ed. David Paroissien, ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. Under contract and awaiting review.

Bradley Deane. “The Beginning of Pickwick.” Dickens Quarterly 33.1 (March 2016): 5-22.

Bradley Deane. “Monkeys in the House: Commodities and Competing Fetishisms in Late Victorian Popular Culture.” The Objects and Textures of Everyday Life in Imperial Britain. Eds. Deirdre H. McMahon and Janet C. Myers. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2016. 187-205.

Bradley Deane. “Adventure Novel.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. (3500-word peer-reviewed article). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

Bradley Deane. “Imperial Boyhood: Piracy and the Play Ethic.” Victorian Studies 53.4 (Summer 2011): 689-714.

Bradley Deane. “Mummy Fiction and the Occupation of Egypt: Imperial Striptease.” English Literature in Transition 54.1 (September 2008): 381-410.

Bradley Deane. “Imperial Barbarians: Primitive Masculinity in Lost World Fiction.” Victorian Literature and Culture 36 (2008): 205-225.