Dr Veronica Alfano - Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Veronica Alfano's areas of interest include poetry and poetics, nineteenth-century literature, gender and sexuality, ethics and aesthetics, and media studies. Her research centers on Victorian poetry, particularly on memory, lyric theory, and the connections between gender and genre; her methodology is largely based in formal analysis, but also incorporates historical and theoretical approaches.


Phone :+1 9083701968 (part-time ACU; part-time Netherlands)
Email :veronica.alfano@acu.edu.au
URIs : Personal Website

Research Interests

Poetry ; Nineteenth-century Literature ; Victorian Literature ; Gender ; Genre ; Memory ; Media ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Special Issue: Gender and Genre, in Victorian Poetry


William Morris and the Uses of Nostalgia: Memory in the Early and Late Poetry, in Victorian Studies


Technologies of Forgetting: Phonographs, Lyric Voice, and Rossetti's Woodspurge, in Victorian Poetry

The Lyric in Victorian Memory: Poetic Remembering and Forgetting from Tennyson to Housman


A. E. Housman's Ballad Economies, in Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Siecle: Libidinal Lives


Virtual Victorians: Networks, Connections, Technologies


"If He caught me here, / O'erheard this speech": Audience, Performance, and Genre in Browning's "Caliban upon Setebos" , in Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature


Generic Collaboration and Lyric Betrayal: A Reading of Tennyson's The Princess, in Critical Matrix: the Princeton journal of women, gender, and culture

Remembering Christina Rossetti: Dead Women and the Afterlife of Lyric, in Feminist Studies in English Literature