Psychology, Victorian Period


Anna Peak joined the Intellectual Heritage Program in 2011, where she regularly teaches Honors, online, and ESL sections. Her overarching research interest is in the ways that theories of aesthetics are inflected by race and social class. Her work has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture; SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1600-1900 and Victorian Review. Peak sits on the editorial board of the journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies and is faculty advisor to Maneto, Temple's open-access, multi-disciplinary undergraduate research journal.


Selected Publications

  • “That Flexible Flageolet”: Music, Homophobia, and Anti-Semitism in George Du Maurier’s Trilby.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 21.4 (2019), 476-492.
  • “Re-thinking Trollope and Anti-Semitism: Gender, Religion, and ‘the Jew’ in The Way We Live Now.” The Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope. Ed. Deborah Denenholz Morse, Margaret Markwick, and Mark Turner. Routledge, 2017.
  • “The Condition of Music in Victorian Scholarship.” Victorian Literature and Culture 44 (2016), 423- 437.
  • “The Chinese Language and the Saturday Review: A Case Study in Sinophobia’s Scholarly Roots.” Victorian Literature and Culture 43.2 (2015), 431-444.
  • “Servants and the Victorian Sensation Novel.” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 54.4 (Autumn 2014), 835-851.
  • “Music and New Woman Aesthetics in Mona Caird’s The Daughters of Danaus.” Victorian Review 40.1 (Spring 2014), 135-154.

Courses Taught

  • Intellectual Heritage I
  • Intellectual Heritage II