Saint Louis University

Anne Stiles, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
3800 Lindell Blvd.
Adorjan Hall Rm 228
St. Louis, MO 63108

Anne Stiles received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006. She specializes in medical humanities, late-Victorian and Edwardian literature, and history of science. She was previously an Assistant Professor of English at Washington State University.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Stiles serves as the director of the Medical Humanities interdisciplinary minor program, the English Department Faculty Liaison for the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program, and the Victorian Section Co-Editor of Blackwell Publishing's online journal Literature Compass. 

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in English, UCLA, 2006
B.A. in English, Harvard College, 1998

Research Interests:

Stiles's research focuses on intersections between literature, neurology, and pseudoscience. She is the author of Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2012) and the editor of Neurology and Literature, 1866-1920 (Palgrave, 2007). She also co-edited two volumes published by Elsevier in 2013 as part of their Progress in Brain Research series. Her latest work focuses on literary authors' responses to Christian Science and New Thought on both sides of the Atlantic.


Since coming to SLU in 2011, Stiles has taught courses on Victorian literature and psychology, as well as introductory courses in medical humanities. She recently received an Innovative Teaching Fellowship from SLU's Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. This fellowship will allow her to use the Learning Studio in spring 2015 to teach English 349: Public Health and the Victorian Built Environment. The course explores the spaces in which Victorians lived their day-to-day lives, reflecting upon the architecture, furniture, interior design, and fashion of the period, not to mention the public health issues that loomed large in nineteenth-century cities.


Literature, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Historical and Literary Connections. Co-edited and introduced by Anne Stiles, Stanley Finger, and François Boller. Elsevier's Progress in Brain Research series, vol. 205. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013.

Literature, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders. Co-edited and introduced by Stanley Finger, François Boller, and Anne Stiles. Elsevier's Progress in Brain Research series, vol. 206. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013.

Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, December 2011.

Neurology and Literature, 1860-1920. Edited and introduced by Anne Stiles. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, September 2007.



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