Academic Profile

Tamara S. Wagner obtained her PhD from Cambridge University. Her books include Victorian Narratives of Failed Emigration: Settlers, Returnees, and Nineteenth-Century Literature in English (2016), Financial Speculation in Victorian Fiction: Plotting Money and the Novel Genre, 1815-1901 (2010), and Longing: Narratives of Nostalgia in the British Novel, 1740-1890 (2004). She has also edited various special issues as well as collections on Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand (2014), Victorian Settler Narratives: Emigrants, Cosmopolitans and Returnees in Nineteenth-Century Literature (2011), and Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (2009). Her articles have appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture, the Journal of Victorian Culture, the Modern Language Quarterly, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts, among others.
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Assoc Prof Tamara Silvia Wagner
Associate Professor, School of Humanities

Victorian Literature
Charles Dickens
  • Victorian Domestic Labour: Literary Maps of Changing Household Problems and Solutions
  • Wagner, Tamara S. (2019). “‘A very Moloch of a baby’: Left to be Minded in Dickens.”. Nineteenth-Century Studies, 29, 71-97.

  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2019). Emigration and 19th-Century British Colonial Settler Narratives. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of LiteratureOxford UP.

  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2018). Motherhood. Companion to Victorian Popular FictionMcFarland.

  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2018). Jane Eyre, Orphan Governess: Narrating Victorian Vulnerability and Social Change. British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Vol.1: 1840s and 1850s(81-95). Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Wagner, Tamara S.(2018). “Mrs Henry Wood’s Model Men: How To Mismanage Your Marriage in Court Netherleigh.”. For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women(116-29). London and New York: Routledge.