Tom Bragg

Tom Bragg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – English

braggt@mailbox.sc.edu

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.A., University of Florida
B.A., University of North Florida

Expertise/Interests

Dr. Bragg’s most sustained interest has been in the English novel, especially during the nineteenth century. This expertise includes Victorian novelists, both the familiar (Dickens, Trollope, the Brontes) and the unfamiliar (W. H. Ainsworth, G. P. R. James), but also Romantic Era writers (Sir Walter Scott, Jane Austen). In particular, Dr. Bragg has focused on genre fiction in his research and in the classroom, especially horror, mystery, and historical novels.

Dr. Bragg’s enthusiasm for cooking has led to a scholarly interest in the emerging, interdisciplinary Food Studies field. He is currently pursuing the critical examination of literary and historical food cultures and conversation for upcoming research and pedagogical projects.

Dr. Bragg also holds ongoing interest in practical pedagogy and ethics.

Accomplishments

Select Publications

• “Charles Reade” – Book Chapter, in A Companion to Sensation Fiction. Ed. Pamela K. Gilbert. August 2011

• “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” – Annotated Bibliography, in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Victorian Literature. Ed. Juliet John. January 2011

• “Scott’s Elementals: Vanishing Points between Space and Narrative in the Waverley Novels” – Article, Studies in the Novel Fall 2010

• “Becoming a Mere Appendix: The Rehabilitated Masculinity of Sherlock Holmes” – Article, Victorian Newsletter Fall 2009

Presentations

• “The Landscape Conceals: Shifting Spaces in the British Historical Novel,” presented at SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 15, 2007

• “History is a Place to go: W. H. Ainsworth and the Spaces of the English Historical Novel,” presented at the UF History Department Interdisciplinary Symposium on Space and Place, Gainesville, FL, November 30, 2006