Randall Craig

Professor

Ph.D., Wisconsin

British Fiction and Narrative Theory

Humanities 353
442 4063

rtc31@albany.edu

Randall Craig’s primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of British fiction, Victorian literature, and narrative theory. His recent work has been in the field of law and literature, and he is currently working on a study of cultural, political, legal, and literary narratives written both by and about Caroline Norton.

BOOKS

The Narratives of Caroline Norton (Palgrave Macmillan 2009).

Promising Language: Betrothal in the Victorian Law and Fiction (SUNY Press, 2000).

The Tragicomic Novel: Studies in a Fictional Mode from Meredith to Joyce (University of Delaware Press, 1989).

RECENT ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

Frankenstein’s Progeny: Law and the Human in Contemporary Fiction,”   Sculpting the Human: Law, Culture and Biopolitics, Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Sixteenth Annual Conference, University of London, 2013.

“Textual Monstrosity,” Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society, Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, 2011.

“Fictional License: the Case of (and in) Great Expectations,” Dickens Studies Annual 35 (2005), 109-32.

RECENT COURSES

GRADUATE

Textual Practices I

Cross-Examination: Law and Literature in Nineteenth-Century England

The Victorian Political Novel

Thackeray and Dickens

Henry James

UNDERGRADUATE

Law and Literature

Imagining the Victorians

Women Writers: Wollstonecraft to Eliot

The Brontës

Critical Writing