Associate Professor



cover of Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable by Sarah Alexander

Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable,

University of Pittsburgh Press, December 2016.



“Saving Time: Nineteenth-Century Time Travel and the Temporal Logic of Late
Victorian Studies, 60.2. 2018
“The Residuum, Victorian Naturalism, and the Entropic Narrative”Nineteenth-Century
, 35:2 (2013): 99-120.
“Arthur Morrison”The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, Malden,
MA: Wiley-Blackwell, July 2015.
“A Tale of Two Dandies: Gore, Dickens, and the ‘Social-Fork’ Novel.”Women’s Writing.
16.2 (2009): 283-300.


Awards and Recognition

Summer Research Award, Humanities Center, The University of Vermont
Nominated for the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ACLS Doctoral Completion Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-
Graduate School-New Brunswick Dissertation Teaching Award, 2008-2009, declined in
order to accept ACLS
Mellon Dissertation Grant, Summer 2008
Associate Fellow, Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 2006-
Rutgers University Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-2006
Mellon Dissertation Workshop & Fellowship, “Problems in Historical Interpretation,” 2006
Blum Teaching Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2005
Mellon Summer Research Grant, Rutgers University, 2005

Associations and Affiliations

British Association for Victorian Studies
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
Modern Language Association
North American Victorian Studies Association
Phi Beta Kappa

Professor Alexander in her office with book lined shelves

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Victorian literature and culture, the novel, Victorian poetry, 19th-century science, Dickens, Victorian London, 19th-century political economy. Science fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction and horror.


  • Rutgers University, Ph.D. 2009


Office Location:

415 Old Mill

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught

  • 19th Century British Novel
  • Victorian Monsters
  • 19th Century Monsters
  • Victorian Poetry
  • The Victorian Novel
  • Charles Dickens