Peter K Garrett

Emeritus Professor of English

Teaching Interests

19th-century British fiction, narrative theory

Research Interests

The history and theory of narrative forms and modes.


Fiction, Modern British, Theory & Criticism, Victorian

Work(s) in Progress

"Little Wars": studies of the role of models, especially model warfare, in 18th to 20th-century fiction, A chapter on 19th-century "Sensations" for the Cambridge History of the English Novel.



  • Gothic Reflections. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
  • The Victorian Multiplot Novel. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.
  • Scene and Symbol from George Eliot to James Joyce. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969.

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