Botwick, Aaron


Ph.D. Candidate



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Aaron Botwick is ABD in the English department at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.  He teaches literature and composition at Lehman and City College, CUNY.

His dissertation, “The Leap and the Gap: Writing Suicide in Britain, 1844-1930,” chronicles transformations in suicide discourse between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is particularly interested in the relationship between fictional suicide, the popular press, and early experiments in sociology and psychoanalysis.  Authors under consideration include Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, John Galsworthy, W. Somerset Maugham, Ford Madox Ford, Émile Durkheim, Sabina Spielrein, Sigmund Freud, and D.H. Lawrence.

Aaron has been published in Nabokov Studies and The Harold Pinter Review.  In addition to modernism and suicide, his research interests include modern drama, Holocaust literature, and genre fiction.  He blogs about theater at scribicide.com.

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