Aaron Worth

Aaron WorthAssociate Professor of Rhetoric


BA English and Theatre, Bates College
MA English Literature, Brandeis University
PhD English Literature, Brandeis University

Teaching interests: Rhetoric and Technology, History of the Essay, Writing and Media History

Research interests: Victorian Literature and Culture, History of Science, Cognitive Literary Studies, and Media Studies

Selected publications:


Editor of The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Imperial Media: Colonial Networks and Information Technologies in the British Literary Imagination, 1857-1918 (Ohio State UP, 2014).

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“’Thinketh: Browning and Other Minds,” Victorian Poetry 50.2 (Summer 2012): 127-146.

“Arthur Machen and the Horrors of Deep History,” Victorian Literature and Culture 40.1 (2012): 215-227.

“Imperial Transmissions: H.G. Wells, 1897-1901,” Victorian Studies 53.1, pp. 65-89 (Fall 2010).

“Tennyson and the Poetics of Alterity,” Victorian Newsletter 117, pp. 75-89 (Spring 2010).

“ALL INDIA BECOMING TRANQUIL: Wiring the Raj,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 9:1 (Spring 2008).

“Edith Wharton’s Poetics of Telecommunication,” Studies in American Fiction 36:1, pp. 95-121 (Spring 2008).

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Conference organizer/host, Northeast Victorian Studies Association Conference at Boston University (Spring 2013).

Editorial Board, Impact: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (2011).