Tamara Wagner

Assistant Professor, English Literature


Tamara S. Wagner obtained her PhD from Cambridge University in 2002 and is currently Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her books include Financial Speculation in Victorian Fiction: Plotting Money and the Novel Genre, 1815-1901 (2010), Longing: Narratives of Nostalgia in the British Novel, 1740-1890 (2004), and Occidentalism in Novels of Malaysia and Singapore, 1819-2004 (2005), as well as edited collections on Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth-Century (2007; paperback edition 2010), and Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (2009). Wagner has guest edited special issues on silver-fork fiction (2009) and on the religious writer Charlotte Yonge (forthcoming in December 2010) for the journal Women’s Writing as well as co-edited a guest issue on the Victorian Orient for Critical Survey (2009). In June 2010, Wagner co-organised a conference on “Re-Orienting Victorian Studies,” which marked the first time that the annual meeting of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association, established in 1973, took place in Asia. She is also on the board of the Victorians Institute Journal.

Wagner’s current projects include a special issue on Frances Trollope and a study of Victorian narratives of failed emigration.



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Dr Tamara S. Wagner

Assistant Professor, English Literature

S3.2 B4-02

School of Humanities & Social Sciences, NTU

Nanyang Avenue

Singapore 639798