Name: David Agruss
Department: Department of English
Departmental webpage: LINK
Women's & Gender Studies courses taught: LIT 326: Lost Worlds: Race, Gender, Colonialism, Temporality, LIT 371: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in 20th Century British Literature, LIT 438: Dracula and Its Afterlives: Race, Sexuality, Xenotransplantation, HIV/AIDS.
Research interests: Dr. Agruss specializes in Victorian literature and culture, with interests in gender, sexuality, empire, colonialism, science, travel and adventure fiction, and popular youth culture in nineteenth-century Britain. His current book project, Between Boys: Metropolitan Masculinity and the Colonial Imaginary in Victorian England, examines the relationship between boyhood masculinity, imagined scenes of colonialism, and cross-racial identification in nineteenth-century boys’ public school fiction, colonial adventure fiction, and island-stranding fiction.