Graduate Teaching Assistant

Contact Info

Park Hall Office 25, Desk 13
Office Hours:
M & W 9-11 a.m.

Josh Wade is a second-year PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Georgia. His major areas of focus are the long nineteenth-century, primarily Victorian literature and letters, literary theory, and the representation of scientific discourse in fiction. His current research involves the exploration of the fetishization of science, (primarily as it functions in a social capacity), in Victorian fiction by applying symptomatic character study techniques informed by psychoanalytical, gender, and disability studies lenses in conjunction with narrative theory. He has taught English composition and rhetoric, literary analysis, and literary theory courses. He has been the recipient of the Charles B. Hayes Fellowship, Inclusiveness Award, and the Wentworth Travel Fellowship. His most recent publication appeared in Clues: A Journal of Detection.


M.A. English Literature-University of North Carolina at Wilmington

B.A. English Literature-University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Research Interests:

The 18th Century Novel

18th and 19th Century Gothic fiction

Victorian Science, Medicine, and the Man of Science

Representations of Technology

Disability Studies

Psychoanalysis, Post-Structuralism, Cognitive and Gender theory

Selected Publications:

"The Professor Rises: Science, Victorian Viagra, and Masculine Libido in “The Creeping Man." Clues: a Journal of Detection. Volume 33.1

My Research Areas and Approaches