Adrienne Munich


Adrienne Munich
English Department
Life Sciences Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350

Adrienne Munich's main areas of research are in Victorian literature and culture, early modernism, material culture, and fashion theory. She co-edits the journal, Victorian Literature and Culture. Author of books and articles about Victorian aesthetics and interpretation, Queen Victoria, Victorian food, early modern royal uses of the radio, and the blue diamond in the film, Titanic, she and a former Stony Brook Ph.D. student have recently edited two books about Amy Lowell, the American modern poet. Currently, she is working on a project about diamonds that focuses on the 1867 discovery of diamonds in South Africa, an interdisciplinary program on fashion studies, and a collection of personal essays about inherited jewels. A selection of recent courses and Ph.D. seminars includes, New York Fashion, Fictions and Finances, Mind-Altered Victorians, Victorian Sexualities/Victorian Genders, and Fetishism and Thing Theory.

 1976 Ph.D. City University of New York.

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Fall 2015

2015 CAT Colloquium

Wednesday, October 28th, from 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Humanities Institute room#1008


Speakers and Titles:


Professor E.K. Tan, “From Exile to Queer Homecoming: Chen Xue’s A Wife’s Diary (2012)"


Yalda Hamidi, “'Diasporic Literature as a Feminist Genre: Re-reading Persepolis and Reading Lolita in Tehran"

Co-Sponsored Events:







Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.


Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

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        June 2015

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