Rabb Graduate Center, 264
DegreesHarvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, B.A.
ExpertiseVictorian literature. The novel. Politics and aesthetics.
|ANTH/ENG||150a||Cases and Clues: Reading Novels and Ethnographies as Cultural Explorations|
|ENG||1a||Introduction to Literary Studies|
|ENG||18a||Irish Literature, from the Peasantry to the Pogues|
|ENG||40b||The Birth of the Short Story: Gods, Ghosts, Lunatics|
|ENG||70a||Magic Lanterns to Movies: The Origins of Narrative Film|
|ENG||75b||The Victorian Novel: Secrets, Lies, and Monsters|
|ENG||135a||Major British Novelists: Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot|
|ENG||200a||Methods of Literary Study|
|ENG||218b||The Modern Novel: Public, Private, and Social|
|GSAS||302d||Interdisciplinary Dissertation Seminar|
|SYS||1c||How Do We Know What We Know?|
Awards and Honors
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2011-12 (2011)
Radcliffe Society of Fellows, Residential Fellowship (2011)
Portable Property named "Outstanding Title" by Choice magazine (2010)
Brandeis University Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award, 2006-7 (2007)
Modernist Studies Association Best Book of 2006. Awarded to Crowds (edited by Schnapp and Tiews), which includes my essay "The Return of the Blob" (2007)
Howard Foundation Fellow (2005 - 2006)
Virtually Being There: Edmund Wilsons Suburbs. McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction in Southwest Review (2002)
"Notable Essay," Best American Essays (2000)
Plotz, John. "“Henry James’s Rat-tat-tat-ah: Insidious Loss, Disguised Recovery and Semi-Detached Subjects.”." Henry James Review (2013). (forthcoming)
Plotz, John. "“Materiality in Theory: What to Make of Victorian Things, Objects, and Commodities.”." The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture. Ed. John, Juliet. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 (forthcoming)
Plotz, John. "Provincial Novel." Blackwell Companion to the English Novel. Ed. Stephen Arata and Paul Hunter. London, UK: Blackwell, 2012 (forthcoming)
Plotz, John. "Two Flowers: George Eliot's Diagrams and the Modern Novel." Blackwell Companion to George Eliot. n/a ed. vol. n/a Ed. Amanda Anderson and Harry Shaw. London: Blackwell, 2012. n/a. (forthcoming)
Plotz, John. "Poetry of Chartism." Rev. of Poetry of Chartism, by Mike Sanders. New Books on LIterature
Plotz, John. "Reading as a Resonant Cavity: John Stuart Mill's Mediated Involvement." Feeling Victorian Reading. Ed. Rachel Ablow. Ann Arbor, MI: U. Michigan, 2010. 69-92. (forthcoming)
Plotz, John. "Chartist Literature." Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Ed. Kastan, David. Oxford University Press, 2005 (forthcoming)
Plotz, John. "Review of "Friendship's Bonds" by Richard Dellamora." Nineteenth Century Literature (2005). (forthcoming)
Plotz, John. "Zounds, Milady!." Rev. of Well Met, by Rubin, Rachel. Slate 2013
Plotz, John. "review of The Empire Inside." Rev. of The Empire Inside, by Suzanne Daly. Nineteenth Century Contexts vol. n/a 2012: n/a.
Plotz, John, Ian Duncan. "This Book is 199 Years Overdue." Slate.com n/a. n/a (2011): <slate.com>.
Plotz, John. "No Future? The Novel’s Pasts." Novel 44. 1 (2011): 23-26.
Plotz, John. "Provincial Semi-Detachment." Victorian Studies 53. 3 (2011): 405-16.
Plotz, John. "Short Fiction of James Hogg." Edinburgh Companion to James Hogg. Ed. Ian Duncan. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. 113-121.
Plotz, John. "Their Noonday Demons, and Ours." New York Times December 25, 2011: Book Review BR 31.
Plotz, John. "Victorian Fetishism." Rev. of Victorian fetishism, by Peter Logan. Victorian Studies
Plotz, John. "Victorian Glassworlds." Rev. of Victorian Glassworlds, by Isobel Armstrong. Victorian Studies 2010
Plotz, John. "Antisocial Fictions: Mill and the Novel." Novel 43. 1 (2009): 38-46.
Plotz, John. "Europe (in Theory).." Rev. of Europe (in Theory)., by Roberto Dainotto.. Nineteenth Century Gender Studies. vol. 41.
Plotz, John. "Global Hogg." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 43. 2 (2009): 120-5.
Plotz, John. Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move. 1st ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
Plotz, John. "Nowhere and Everywhere: The End of Portability in William Morris¿s Romances." ELH 74. 4 (2008): 931-956.
Plotz, John. "The Devil's Pet Baits: The Eustace Diamonds and Others." The Secret Life of Things. Ed. Blackwell, Mark. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2008. 329-354.
Plotz, John. "The First Strawberries in India: Cultural Portability in Victorian Greater Britain.." Victorian Studies 49. 4 (2008): 659-684.
Plotz, John. "How Sociology Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowd." Crowds. Ed. Schnapp, Jeffrey. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007. 203-224.
Plotz, John. "Chartist Literature." Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. 2006.
Plotz, John. "Can the Sofa Speak? A Look at Thing Theory." Criticism 47. 1 (2005): 109-118.
Plotz, John. "Review of "Hatred and Civility" by Christopher Lane." Victorian Studies 47. 2 (2005).
Plotz, John. "Review of "The Aesthetics and Politics of the Crowd in American Literature" by Mary Esteve." Novel: A Forum on Fiction (2004).
Plotz, John. "Mall of America: Why We Can't Stop Marching on Washington." Boston Globe Ideas March, 2003.
Plotz, John. "One-Way Traffic: George Lamming and the Portable Empire." After the Imperial Turn. Ed. Burton, Antoinette. Duke University Press, 2003
Plotz, John. "Review Essay: Christopher Herbert's 'Victorian Relativity." Novel: A Forum on Fiction (2003).
Plotz, John. "Review: Victorian Speech by Jospeh Meisel." Clio (2003).
Plotz, John. "Virtually Being There: Edmund Wilson's Suburbs." Southwest Review 87. (2002): 10-28.
Plotz, John. "Discursive Competition in the Victorian Public Sphere: Thomas Carlyle's Chartism." Representations 70. 87-114 (2000).
Plotz, John. The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
Plotz, John. "Out of Circulation: For and Against Book Collecting." Southwest Review 84. 4 (1999): 462-478.
Plotz,John. "Objects of Abjection: The Systematic and the Anti-Systematic in the Novels of Jean Genet." Twentieth Century Literature 44. 1 (1998): 100-118.
Plotz, John. "Coriolanus and the Failure of Performatives." ELH 63. 4 (1996): 709-732.
Plotz, John. "Motion Slickness: Spectacle and Circulation in Thomas Hardy's 'On the Western Circuit.'." Studies in Short Fiction (1996): 369-386.