Chris Foss


Chris Foss specializes in nineteenth-century British literature, with a secondary expertise in disability studies.  As his over 20 publications and over 40 conference papers suggest, his intellectual interests are wide-ranging.  He has published on fiction, film, literary theory, manga, nonfiction, pedagogy, and poetry—including on writers as diverse as Hélène Cixous, Toru Dutt, Ford Madox Ford, Temple Grandin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Keiko Tobe, and Oscar Wilde.  Most recently, he served as lead editor for the book Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. His courses include British Romantic Literature, British Victorian Literature, Disability and Literature, and the (in)famous Oscar Wilde seminar!

B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead, MN); M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison. UMW Directory Profile.