Pamela K. Gilbert
Fellow: Awarded 2016
Field of Study: English Literature
Competition: US & Canada
Pamela K. Gilbert is Albert Brick Professor in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She has published widely in the areas of Victorian literature, cultural studies, and the history of medicine. Her books include Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular Novels, (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Mapping the Victorian Social Body (SUNY Press, 2004), The Citizen’s Body (Ohio State University Press, 2007), and Cholera and Nation (SUNY Press, 2008). She has edited a collection entitled Imagined Londons (SUNY Press, 2002) and co-edited Beyond Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context (SUNY Press, 1999, with Marlene Tromp and Aeron Haynie). She is the editor of the Companion to Sensation Fiction (Blackwell, 2011), co-associate editor of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature (2015), and has edited a teaching and scholarly edition of Rhoda Broughton’s novel Cometh Up as a Flower (Broadview Press, 2010). Currently, she is series editor of SUNY’s book series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. She chaired the Department of English at UF 2007–2011.
Professor Gilbert’s research interests include gender, the Victorian novel, the body, Victorian cultural and medical history, and medical humanities. Her current project focuses on the surface of the body, the history of science and medicine and nineteenth century British culture. She has been a Research Associate at the Wellcome Institute for the history of medicine at the University College of London (summer 2009 and 2010), Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, at the University of Edinburgh in Fall 2011, and will be Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies, at the University of Warwick in May 2016.