Sandra Martina Schwab

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Sandra Martina Schwab received her PhD from the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, where she is currently lecturer for British Literature at the Department of English & Linguistics. In 2010 she was Visiting Professor at York University, Toronto, where she taught an undergraduate seminar on the Rise of the Novel.

Her research interests include

the Victorian novel,

Victorian periodicals (especially Punch),

Richard Doyle,

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.


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