Associate Professor, English
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London; Fellow of the Nanovic Institute, University of Notre Dame; Fellow of John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, University of Notre Dame
- 271 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Areas of study
- British - 18th and 19th
Ph.D., University of Birmingham, UK, 1995
M.A., University of Oxford, UK English Literature and Language, 1995
B.A., University of Oxford, UK English Literature and Language, 1991
Research and teaching interests
Disability Studies, Romantic-era and Victorian British Literature, Myth and Folklore
Essaka Joshua has published three monographs and numerous articles and chapters on Romantic and Victorian literature. Joshua currently specializes in Disability Studies and is engaged in a book project on disability in British Romantic theatre.
- Physical Disability in British Romantic Literature Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020
- The Romantics and the May Day Tradition. The Nineteenth Century Series. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. Reprinted in Routledge Historical Resources: Romanticism. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. Shortlisted for the Folklore Society’s 2008 Katherine Briggs Award.
- Pygmalion and Galatea: The History of a Narrative in English Literature. The Nineteenth Century Series. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001. Reprinted in Routledge Revivals. London and New York: Routledge, 2019.
- “Disability and Deformity: Function Impairment and Aesthetics in the Long Eighteenth Century.” In The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability. Ed. Clare Barker and Stuart Murray. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2018. 47-61.
- “Introduction to Dis/Enabling Narratives.” Journal of Narrative Theory. Special Issue, ed. Essaka Joshua, 47.3 (2017) 305-316.