Lydia Craig

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​I am a fourth year PhD candidate in the Victorian Studies program at Loyola University Chicago's English Department. Additionally I hold a Master's Degree in English from LUC with a concentration in Early Modern Drama and a BA in English and History from the University of Georgia. 


In 2016 I co-founded The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society (LUCVS) and its Day Conference with fellow Victorian Ph.D students in the English Department. In spring 2018, I will be teaching a course at LUC on class tensions in the Victorian novel. Currently, I am co-chair of the Dickens Society Communications Committee.


​Areas of interest include Creative Writing, Dickens Studies, Digital Humanities, Dramatic Theory, Early Modern Drama, Fiction, Poetry, Textual Studies, and Victorian Studies​​.


“The Devastating Impact of Lord Wharton’s Bible Charity in Wuthering Heights.”  Edited by Deborah Logan. Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature. No. 134, Fall 2018, pp. 234-249. 


“Bill Sikes.” Edited by Phillip Allingham.The Dickens Magazine, vol..8, iss. 3, 2018, pp.5-6. 


“Tweeting Tippins: Using Digital Media to Recreate Our Mutual Friend’s Serialization." The Dickens Quarterly,vol. 35, issue 2, 2018, pp. 149-158.


​​​"The Juvenile and the Erudite: A Study of the Marginalia in Newberry Case Y 12.T219." JMMLA, vol. 50, no. 2, Fall 2017, pp.11-29. 


"Joseph Conrad 1857–1924." ​The Dickens Magazine, vol. 8, iss. 2 ,, 2017, pp. 31-32. 


“Misogyny or Artistry?: Revisions to Two Conrad Heroines from Serial to First Edition.” Conrad: Critical Insights. Edited by Jeremiah J. Garsha, Salem Press,  2016.

 “Politic Silence: Female Choruses in Lochhead’s Medea and Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale.” 
Edited by Graley Herren, Text & Presentation, 

McFarland, 2015.​


Recent Presentations

​"@GE_Jaggers in 280 characters: Exploring Repressions in the Great Expectations Readalong" on the Dickens Society Sponsored Panel "Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" at the 50th NeMLA Conference in Washington D.C. 21-24 March 2019.

“Pinero’s “Erotometer”: A Gyrating Theatre Puppet and Moral Outrage in the Edwardian Press” at the 43rd Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL. 4-6 April 2019. ​​

Publications

​"The Devastating Impact of The Lord Wharton Bible Charity in Wuthering Heights" for the The Brontë Society at Brontë 200: Emily Brontë Bicentenary Conference in York, England. 9 September 2018.


​​"The Emotive Possibilities of Sensory Disability in American Notes and “Doctor Marigold”" at the 23rd Annual Dickens Symposium in Tübingen, Germany. 1 August 2018.


"Dickens Piecemeal: Revising Authorial Biography in Oak Park Festival’s A Dickens Carol" at the 42nd Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando Florida. 7 April 2018. 


​"Pickwick in the Essex Pound: Class Tensions in Wat Tyler’s County" at the 22nd Annual Dickens Symposium: Interdisciplinary Dickens, at College of General Studies, Boston University in Boston, MA. 15 July 2017.


​"Silver the Parrot: Stevenson’s Marxist Allegory of Unclaimed Wealth and Class Mobility" at the conference "Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives" at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 July 2017.