Dr. Nicola Spunt specializes in modernist and nineteenth-century literature and culture, and literary theory. She completed her PhD (2011) at York University on the topic, "Figuring Consumption: Reading Economies of Disease, Desire, and Consumerism in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Literature.” As a research and editorial assistant at the MLC Research Centre, she supported a variety of projects in her capacities as an editor, grant writer, and researcher (including Dr. Gammel’s chapter "Staging Personalities in Modernism and Realism [Cambridge UP, 2009]); she also advised on and assisted with the planning and development of the MA in Literatures of Modernity at Ryerson University.
"Ontotropology: Disfiguration and Unreadability in James Joyce's Ulysses.” Spec. issue of Oxford Literary Review 33.1 (2011): 1-20.
"Pathological Commodification and Dead Metaphors: Undiagnosing Consumption in The Wings of the Dove.” The Henry James Review (forthcoming, 2013).