Adam Abraham

Adam Abraham

Postdoctoral Fellow
(804) 827-8323
Hibbs Hall 323


BA University of Pennsylvania
MA University of Southern California
Postbac Columbia University
MA University of York
PhD University of Oxford

Research/Teaching Focus

Nineteenth-century British literature; the novel; intellectual property and copyright; print and material culture; Hollywood cinema and animation


When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA.  Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Dickens, Dickensian, and the Pseudo-Dickens Industry.”  SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 57.4 (Autumn 2017).

“Before New Grub Street: Thomas Miller and the Contingencies of Authorship.”  In Victorian Fiction beyond the Canon.  Edited by Daragh Downes and Trish Ferguson.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.  31–44.

“Plagiarizing Pickwick: Imitations of Immortality.”  Dickens Quarterly 32.1 (March 2015): 5–20.

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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