Elaine Freedgood

Professor of English

New York University

Professor Freedgood's interests include the research imagination; archives broadly conceived--from letters in a box in a library to desk drawers, buildings, databases, landfills, and landscapes; peculiar histories of the novel; figures of prose like metonymy and metalepsis; contemporary global fiction; critical theory, especially Marxist, postcolonial and queer; Conceptual poetry, prose and visual art. She is the author of Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World (Cambridge 2000) and The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel (Chicago 2006). Freedgood's current book project is called Worlds Enough: Fictionality and Reference in the Novel.