Cultural Theory, 19th-Century British Literature, History of the Novel, Digital Humanities, Victorian Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies
Peter Logan is Professor of English and Academic Director of the Digital Scholarship Center of Temple Libraries. He teaches Victorian literature, critical theory, and courses in digital research methods. His published research looks at intersections between literature and nineteenth-century ideas about psychology derived from the histories of medicine and anthropology. He is working on two research projects. The first is a study of beliefs about Victorian psychological disorders — hysteria, delusion, hallucination — and their relationship to the writing of Charles Dickens. The second examines the changes in the conceptualization of knowledge as represented by historical editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica. A former Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple (2009-15), he joined the English Department at Temple in 2004 and received his B.A. and Ph.D. at UC Berkeley.
Logan, Peter Melville, General Editor; Olakunle George, Susan Hegeman, and Efraín Kristal, Associate Editors. Encyclopedia of the Novel, 2 vols. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Logan, Peter Melville. Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives. Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009.