I am Matthew John Phillips, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where I research nineteenth-century British literature, empire and globalization, political culture, and the history of the novel. My dissertation investigates forms of world-making and representations of British exceptionalism in the literary fiction of the nineteenth century.
In the recent past, I was a graduate fellow for the Center for Cultural Analysis interdisciplinary research seminar for 2014–15 on the topic of “Totality.” In addition to that, I was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow for the Department of Education.
In my free time, I spend a lot of time training for weightlifting and CrossFit. I am also very interested in food ethics, veganism, and animal rights. I currently live in Philadelphia with my partner and our husky companion.
- August 11–14, 2016: “Walter Scott’s Singular Characters and the Fear of Small Numbers.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR). Berkeley, CA.
- November 2–5, 2016. “Adventure Fiction’s Bad Example.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Phoenix, AZ.
Last updated: July 10, 2016