Today’s guest are Anna Kornbluh and Daniela Garofalo.
Anna Kornbluh’s research and teaching interests center on Victorian literature and Critical Theory, with a special emphasis in formalism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, and theory of the novel. She is the author of The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space (University of Chicago 2019), Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club (Bloomsbury “Film Theory in Practice” series, 2019), and Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form (Fordham UP 2014). Her current research concerns impersonality, objectivity, mediation, and abstraction as residual faculties of the literary in privatized urgent times. She is the founding facilitator of two scholarly cooperatives: V21 Collective and InterCcECT.
Daniela Garofalo specializes in British Romantic literature with an interest in the early British Victorian period and Lacanian theory. Her first book, Manly Leaders in Nineteenth-Century British Literature(SUNY, 2008), focuses on political theory and gender studies. Her second book, Women, Love, and Commodity Culture in British Romanticism (Ashgate, 2012), considers connections between economic theory, gender studies, and Lacanian theory. She is also the co-editor, with David Sigler, of Lacan and Romanticism (SUNY 2019). Prof. Garofalo has published essays on Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Thomas Carlyle, William Godwin, John Keats, and Emily Brontë. She teaches courses on Romantic and Victorian literature, and critical theory. Prof. Garofalo served as chair of the English department from May 2014 to June 2019.