Joyce Huff is a specialist in British Victorian literature and culture. She has research interests in gothic and crime literature and in the representation of the human body in literature, with a focus on gender, fat, and disability studies. Her work has appeared in works such as The Fat Studies Reader, Bodies Out of Bounds, and Historicizing Fat.
The George Washington University, 2001
Georgetown University, 1992
B.A. English and Theater
St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1986
Research and Publications
“The Narrating Stomach: Appetite, Authority, and Agency in Sydney Whiting’s 1853 Memoirs of a Stomach.” Body Politics. 5.3 (2015). 75-93. http://bodypolitics.de/en/current-issue/
“‘Fattening’ Literary History.” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. 2.1 (Spring 2013). 30-44.
“Fosco’s Fat Drag: Performing the Victorian Fat Man in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White.” Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture. Ed. Elena Levy-Navarro. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2010. 89-108.
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