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Nancy Metz

Nancy Metz, Professor Emerita

Nancy Metz, Professor
Nancy Metz, Professor Emerita

Department of English
308 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8467 |

Nancy Metz is a professor emerita.

  • Charles Dickens
  • History of the Novel
  • Nineteenth-Century Fiction
  • Ph.D. in Language and Literature, University of Michigan
  • M.A. in Language and Literature, University of Michigan
  • B.A. in English, UNC, Chapel Hill
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Excellence in Administration, 2008
  • Diggs Teaching Scholar, 1996
  • Certificates of Teaching Excellence, 1981, 1991
Published Books
  • The Companion to Martin Chuzzlewit. East Sussex: Helm International, 2001. 554.

Selected Journal Articles

  • “Dickens Changes Course: Pickwick’s Revisionist ‘Stroller’s Tale’, English: Journal of the English Association, 67 (2018): 344-58.
  • “The Madman’s Curious Manuscript: Or, ‘Judge for yourself, Samuel Pickwick.’” Forthcoming in the June 2019 issue of Dickens Quarterly. 36 (219): 125-135.
  • “Fantasies of Self-Engenderment: Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit, and the Idea of America,” Victorians Institute Journal. 44 (2016): 56-77.
  • “Dickens, Irving, and the American ‘Logocracy,’” Dickens Studies Annual. 47 (2016): 1-16.
  • “Pickwick Plumbs the Hampstead Ponds: Chapter One in its Scientific Contexts.” Dickens Quarterly. 32.4 (December 2015): 283-292.
  • “Landscape Incongruence in Martin Chuzzlewit’s Wiltshire.” Dickensian. 111.3 (December 2015): 233-244.

Book Chapters

  • “The ‘Something’ That His Brain Required: America’s Role in the Development of Dickens’s Urban Imagination,” in Dickens and the Virtual City: Urban Perception and the Production of Social Space, Ed. Estelle Murail and Sara Thornton. Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture, 2017, 121-132.
  • “Dickens and America (1842).” A Companion to Charles Dickens. Ed. David Paroissien. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 216-26.

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