B.A. Art History & Literary Studies, University of Toronto, 2007 M.A. English Literature, University of Buffalo, 2009 M.Phil. Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013
Nicole Zeftel’s research and teaching interests include 19th-century American women’s literature and print culture, psychoanalytic and affect theory, and 19th-century theories of psychology and emotion. She is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center where she is the recipient of a 2016 Dissertation Completion Fellowship as well as multiple fellowships for archival research. She holds a Masters degree in English from the University at Buffalo and has taught various courses at Baruch College and The Fashion Institute of Technology on subjects such as Greek tragedy, modern global literature, and American history. She has published on the relationship between 19th-century New York’s urbanization and the rise of mass culture in the city. Her work and teaching incorporate the digital humanities and she is currently an Instructional Technology Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College.
Teaching and Research Interests
19th-century American literature; media and print culture; feminist theory and gender studies; urban studies; psychoanalysis; affect theory; intersections between 19th-century science and literature