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Degree Institution Field Dates PhD University of Sydney English 2000 MA Yale University English 1994 BA Harvard University English 1991
Sundeep Bisla, Assistant Professor (tenured) of English, specializes in Nineteenth-Century British Literature.
Having published a book-length investigation into Wilkie Collins's difficulties with the iterability of the word, Bisla is currently writing "A Visual Primer for Deconstruction." He also has a project underway entitled "Dipped in Inc.: Incorporating the Author in 18th-Century England" in which he looks into the destabilizing effects of uncontrolled repetition on a few English literary and legal contexts. He is currently writing essays on Pope, Percy Shelley, Emily Bronte, Stoker, Marx, Conrad, and Woolf, and a novel in his free time.
Books in Field Of Expertise
Bisla, Sundeep. Wilkie Collins and Copyright: Artistic Ownership in the Age of the Borderless Word. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2013. .
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Bisla, Sundeep. "Over-Doing Things with Words in 1862: Pretense and Plain Truth in Wilkie Collins's 'No Name'." Victorian Literature and Culture. 38.1 2010: 1-19.
Bisla, Sundeep. "The Return of the Author: Privacy, Publication, the Mystery Novel, and 'The Moonstone'." Boundary 2. 29.1 2002: 177-222.
Bisla, Sundeep. "Copy-Book Morals: 'The Woman in White' and Publishing History." Dickens Studies Annual. 28 1999: 103-49.
Bisla, Sundeep. "Reading the Native Informant Reading: The Art of Passing on Empathy in 'Beloved'." Cultural Critique. 42 1999: 104-36.
Bisla, Sundeep. "The Manuscript as Writer's Estate: Sensation Fiction, Wilkie Collins's 'Basil,' and the Early-Victorian Copyright Act." Genre. 31.3-4 1998: 269-304.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Review of Clare Pettitt, 'Patent Inventions: Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel'" Studies in the Novel 39.1 2007: 130-32.