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Anne Stiles , Ph.D.

Professor
Department of English

Coordinator
Medical Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor Program


Education

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

Practice Areas

Stiles teaches courses on nineteenth-century British and American literature, science fiction, children's literature, and medical humanities. She is interested in working with graduate and undergraduate students researching these and related subjects.

Research Interests

Stiles's research explores intersections between literature, science, and religion in nineteenth-century Britain and North America. She is the author of Children’s Literature and the Rise of “Mind Cure”: Positive Thinking and Pseudo-Science at the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge UP, 2020) and Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2012). She edited Neurology and Literature, 1866-1920 (Palgrave, 2007) and co-edited two volumes published by Elsevier in 2013 as part of their Progress in Brain Research series. She has held long-term grants from the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (AY 2016-2017); the Huntington Library (AY 2009-2010); and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AY 2006-2007).

Publications and Media Placements

Books

Children’s Literature and the Rise of “Mind Cure”: Positive Thinking and Pseudo-Science at the Fin de Siècle. Cambridge University Press, December 2020.

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.

Special Issues of Journals:

Special issue of the journal Literature and Medicine, “Alternative Approaches to Health and Wellness in the Nineteenth Century.” Co-edited by Anne Stiles and Kristine Swenson. Vol. 39.1 (forthcoming summer 2021).

Special issue of the journal Nineteenth-Century Literature, “New Religious Movements and Secularization.” Co-convened by Deanna Kreisel, Charles LaPorte, Sebastian Lecourt, and Anne Stiles. Vol. 73.2-3 (September and December, 2018).