Sandra Martina Schwab received her PhD from the Johannes Gutenberg-
Her research interests include
the Victorian novel,
Victorian periodicals (especially Punch),
popular literature (especially fantasy and romance),
folk literature, and
British society and culture in the 1800s.
She has contributed articles to Beyond Arthurian Romance: The Reach of Victorian Medievalism, edited by Palmgren and Holloway; to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Themes in Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Westfahl; and to Comics as a Nexus of Culture, edited by Berninger, Ecke, Haberkorn; among others. Her study on the history of the dragonslayer story, Of Dragons, Knights and Virgin Maidens: Dragonslaying and Gender Roles from Richard Johnson to Modern Popular Fiction, will be released by WVT in 2011/12.