Dr. Maria K. Bachman

Department of English Chair | Professor

Dr. Maria K. Bachman
615-898-5090
Room 302A, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1998)
  • M.A., George Mason University (1991)
  • B.A., George Washington University (1987)

Areas of Expertise

Nineteenth-century cultural studies, cognitive literary studies, history of the novel, Charles Dickens

Biography

Dr. Maria K. Bachman is English Department Chair at Middle Tennessee State University and co-editor of the Victorians Institute Journal (http://victorian.utk.edu/).

She is co-editor of Fear, Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia (The Ohio State University Press, 2013) and Reality's Dark Light: The Sensational Wilke Collins (University of Tennessee Press, 2003), and has published scholarly editions of Wilkie Collins's "The Dead Hand" and Charles Dicken...

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Dr. Maria K. Bachman is English Department Chair at Middle Tennessee State University and co-editor of the Victorians Institute Journal (http://victorian.utk.edu/).

She is co-editor of Fear, Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia (The Ohio State University Press, 2013) and Reality's Dark Light: The Sensational Wilke Collins (University of Tennessee Press, 2003), and has published scholarly editions of Wilkie Collins's "The Dead Hand" and Charles Dickens's "The Bride's Chamber" (University of Tampa Press, 2009), Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (Broadview Press, 2006), and Blind Love (Broadview Press, 2004). Dr. Bachman has also published numerous critical articles and book chapters on Victorian and Edwardian literature and culture. Her current book project is entitled Dickens on the Brain: Reading Charles Dickens in the Age of Neuroscience.

Prior to her appointment as Chair of English at MTSU, Dr. Bachman held a number of administrative posts at Coastal Carolina University including, English Department Chair, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and Co-Director of the University Honors Program.

Dr. Bachman was the recipient of Coastal Carolina University's HTC Distinguished Teacher Scholar Lecturer Award (2012), George Mason University's Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award (2012), and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching South Carolina Professor of the Year Award (2006).

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