Trey Philpotts

Trey Philpotts, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English from University of Delaware
  • M.A. in English from University of Virginia
  • B.A. in English from University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • Victorian Culture and Literature
  • Charles Dickens
  • Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century British Literature

Recent Research Activities

"Metropolitan Improvements" in the Victorian City

Awards

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Arkansas Tech University (2005)
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Arkansas Tech University (2003)

Activities

BOOKS

  • The Companion to Dombey and Son. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 575 pages. September 2014 (UK); March 2015 (US and the rest of the world). Reviews in The Dickensian and Dickens Studies Annual.
  • The Companion to Little Dorrit. Liverpool University Press, 2003. 560 pages. February 2003. Reviews in Times Literary SupplementThe Review of English StudiesEtudes AnglaisesChoiceDickens Studies AnnualDickens Quarterly, and The Dickensian,among other places.

ARTICLES

  • "Dickens, Haussmann, and the Transformation of Paris." Nineteenth-Century Prose. 46 (Spring 2019): 97-122.
  • “Dickens, the Metropolis and the Railway: Displacement or Progress?” Dickens Quarterly. 31 (December 2014): 334-42.
  • “Dickens on Broadway: Future Dickens, Digital Dickens, Global Dickens—A Panel Discussion.” Transcript. Dickens Studies Annual. 43 (2012): 1-29.
  • “Mad Bulls and Dead Meat: Smithfield Market as Reality and Symbol.” Dickens Studies Annual. 41 (2010): 25-44.
  • “Dickens and Technology.” A Companion to Charles Dickens. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 199-215.
  • “Dickens, Invention, and Literary Property in the 1850s.” Dickens Quarterly. 24 (March 2007): 18-26.
  • “The Everyman Dickens.” Dickens Quarterly. December 2003: 257-67.
  • “Cavalletto: Italian Patriot?” Dickensian. Winter 2001: 214-19.
  • “The 'Civil Service' and 'Administrative Reform': The Blame Game in Little Dorrit." Dickens Quarterly. 17 (March 2000): 14-21.      
  • “The Year in Dickens: 1996.” Dickens Studies Annual. 27 (1998): 302-59.
  • “Trevelyan, Treasury, and Circumlocution.” Dickens Studies Annual 22 (1994): 283-301.
  • “Dickens, Patent Reform, and the Inventor: Daniel Doyce and the Question of Topicality.” Dickens Quarterly 9 (December 1992): 158-69. 
  • “The Real Marshalsea.” The Dickensian 87 (Autumn 1991): 133-45.
  • “`To Working Men’ and `The People’: Dickens’s View of Class Relations in the  Months Preceding Little Dorrit.” Dickens Quarterly 7 (June 1990): 262-75.

REPRINTS

  • “Dickens, Invention, and Literary Property in the 1850s.” Dickens Quarterly. 24 (March 2007): 18-26. Rpt. Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures. Ed. Robert L. Patten. A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.
  • “The Real Marshalsea.” Reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (Gale).

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18597 LIT3212 Research & Writing About Lit Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable

PR: Grade of “C” (2.0) or better in ENC 1102 or C.I.

Research, writing, and critical analysis skills applicable to upper-level literature courses.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92880 ENL3451 Topics in British Literature Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable

Topic: Family Life and Literature

The class will use a handful of novels to explore representations of domesticity and family, as well as the literary use of family life in a broader political and social context. Novels will include works by Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Zadie Smith, and Ian McEwan.

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
21038 ENL4303 British Authors Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable

PR: Grade of “C” (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014, or C.I.

Study of the works of a single British author. May be used in the degree program a maximum of 2 times only when course content is different.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91284 ENL4253 Victorian Age Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable

PR: Grade of “C” (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014 or C.I.

A study of the key issues and authors of the Victorian age (1837-1901), covering fiction, poetry, and nonfiction prose, as well as the art, culture, and politics of the period. Writers this semester include Charlotte Bronte; John Ruskin; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Charles Dickens; Christina Rossetti; and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Updated: Oct 9, 2019