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Anna Kornbluh

Associate Head and Associate Professor



Building & Room:

2015 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-8142



Anna Kornbluh's research and teaching interests center on Victorian literature and Critical Theory, with a special emphasis in formalism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, and theory of the novel.  She is the author of Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form (Fordham UP 2014), which studies the emergent trope of "psychic economy" in the period of financialization, and two books appearing in 2019: The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space (University of Chicago) and Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club (Bloomsbury "Film Theory in Practice” series).  Her current project concerns impersonality, objectivity, and abstraction as faculties of the literary.  She is the founding facilitator of two scholarly cooperatives: V21 Collective and InterCcECT.


Research Areas

19th C. British Literature | Comparative Literature | Critical Theory | Media and/or Film Studies | The Novel