Tyson Stolte

Education:photo_tyson stolte

  • B.A. (2001): Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • M.A. (2003): Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Ph.D. (2009): University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Teaching Emphases and Research Interests:

  • Victorian literature and culture
  • nineteenth-century psychology
  • history of science/science and literature
  • history of the novel
  • Victorian poetry and poetics

Courses Recently Taught:

  • English 244G: Literary Odysseys
  • English 272: Literary Production from 1800 to the Present
  • English 330V: A History of Poetry in Britain
  • English 335V: The Story of the Novel in Britain
  • English 4/522: Victorian Poetry and Poetics
  • English 4/523: Charles Dickens
  • English 4/533: Work in the Victorian Novel
  • English 4/533: Victorian Theories of Mind
  • English 4/533: Victorian Realisms


  • “Psychology, psychiatry, mesmerism, dreams, insanity, and psychoanalytic criticism.” The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens. Eds. Robert L. Patten, John O. Jordan, and Catherine Waters. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 388-403.
  • “‘The Infinite within the Finite’: Victorian Prosody and Orthodox Theories of Mind.” Victorian Poetry 54.3 (Fall 2016): 245-74.
  • “‘And Graves Give Up Their Dead’: The Old Curiosity Shop, Victorian Psychology, and the Nature of the Future Life.” Victorian Literature and Culture 42.2 (June 2014): 187-207.
  • “‘Putrefaction Generally”: Bleak House, Victorian Psychology, and the Question of Bodily Matter.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44.3 (Fall 2011): 402-23.
  • “‘What Is Natural in Me’: David Copperfield, Faculty Psychology, and the Association of Ideas.” Hamilton Prize Essay. Victorian Review 36.1 (Spring 2010): 55-71.
  • “Mightier than the Sword: Aggression of the Written Word in Great Expectations.” Dickens Studies Annual 35 (2005): 179-208.

Work in Progress:

  • Dickens and Victorian Psychology: Introspection, First-Person Narration, and the Mind (book manuscript)

Contact: tmstolte@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3536

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