Kaiser, Matthew



Matthew Kaiser is Associate Professor of English at Harvard University, where he teaches courses on Victorian literature and gender and sexuality to one thousand students annually.  He is the author of The World in Play, featured on Rorotoko, and of work that has appeared in a variety of journals and essay collections, and the editor of five books: Alan Dale’s A Marriage Below Zero, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs, Philip Meadows Taylor’s Confessions of a Thug, and the two-volume Crime and Horror in Victorian Literature and Culture.  Matthew Kaiser is currently at work on a book about the neurophysiology of historical consciousness titled Anatomy of History: Cognitive Neuroscience and the Victorian Sense of the Past.

On Rorotoko:

On his book The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept
(Our Cover Feature of April 30, 2012)