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 explores intersections between literature, science, and religion. 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. Her research has been supported by awards from the Huntington Library, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Since coming to SLU in 2011, Stiles has taught courses on Victorian literature and medical humanities. In spring 2015, she received an Innovative Teaching Fellowship from SLU's Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, which allowed her to teach English 349: Public Health and the Victorian Built Environment. This course explored Victorian architecture, furniture, interior design, and fashion, 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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