Summer Star

Star, Summer
Assistant Professor
(415) 338-2240
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 541
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Thursday: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm


Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Victorian Literature, Poetry, Prosody Studies, Ethical Theory; Professor Star teaches courses in Victorian poetry and the novel. Her research focuses on the intersection on formal literary dynamics and representations of mental and spiritual awakenings; Victorian accounts of the unconscious; the aesthetics of the everyday; Victorian innovations in prosody and new approaches to teaching poetic meter. She has published articles on Jane Austen, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and George Eliot, is the co-author of the Victorian Poetry section of Oxford’s Year’s Work in English Studies, and is completing a manuscript on Victorian concepts of mental reflexivity and aesthetic theory entitled, Reflexive Minds, Phenomenal Bodies: The Birth of Aesthetic Experience in Mid-Victorian Literature.