On Thursday, October 13th, at 5 pm in 301 Morgan, the Hudson Strode Lecture Series in Theory and Criticism presents a lecture by Professor Deanna Kreisel of the University of British Columbia. Entitled, “Blood
Banks: *Dracula* and the Utopian Promise of Vampirism.”
Professor Kreisel is the author of *Economic Woman: Demand, Gender, and Narrative Closure in Eliot and Hardy*, which is forthcoming in November from University of Toronto Press. In that book, Kreisel analyzes the economic demand function and gendered narrative modes in the novels of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy. Professor Kreisel has also worked on the question of Victorian wolf children; Wes Anderson’s film *Rushmore* and Henry James’s *What Maisie Knew;* Rudyard Kipling’s *Kim* and the nineteenth-century “discovery” of Buddhism; and the writings of John Ruskin and Walter Benjamin’s *Arcades Project*. She is currently at work on a new project on Victorian theories of space in domestic architecture, non-Euclidean geometry, and the novel.
Professor Kreisel graduated with a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in English from Northwestern University.