John Plotz specializes in Victorian literature and the novel. His Guggenheim project, Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Partial Absorption, is about what it means to get partially drawn into a work of art. In it he asks: When youve half lost yourself in a book, what happens to the half left behind? He is the author of The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics (California, 2000) and Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move (Princeton, 2008; named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title).
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Humanities & Sciences:History
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John Plotz, Ph.D. Brandeis University
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McDaniel, Shirley R.
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McDaniel, Shirley R.
8048270867
srmcdani@vcu.edu