Joyce Huff
Joyce Huff
Associate Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


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Joyce L. Huff is a specialist in British Victorian literature and culture. She has research interests in gothic literature and in representations of the human body with a focus on gender, fat, and disability studies. With Martha Stoddard Holmes, she edited A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth-Century (Bloomsbury, 2020). Her work has appeared in collections such as The Fat Studies Reader, Bodies Out of Bounds, and Historicizing Fat. She is currently working on a book manuscript on representations of fatness in Victorian Britain, under contract with Ohio State University Press.


Ph.D. English

The George Washington University, 2001

M.A. English

Georgetown University, 1992

B.A. English and Theater

St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1986

Recent Publications

Huff, Joyce L., and Martha Stoddard Holmes, editors. A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Huff, Joyce L., “Dead Weight: Exhibiting Fatness Postmortem.” Freak Inheritance: Eugenics and Extraordinary Bodies in Performance. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Michael Chemers, and Analola Santana, editors. Oxford UP, Forthcoming 2024.

Huff, Joyce L., “Fat.” Victorian Keywords Redux, special issue of Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 51, no. 3, Fall 2023, pp. 407-10.