Pamela Gilbert is the Albert Brick Professor in the Department of English of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her current work focuses on the history of the body, medicine and literature in the 19th century and discourses around epidemic disease. This is an extension of Pamela's work on the history of the body and medicine in the period and of the history of genre. Her other areas of interest include gender, popular literature and medical humanities.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Media Appearances (1)
Florida expands access to vaccines, but excludes higher education faculty
The Independent Florida Alligator online
Pamela Gilbert, an English professor at UF, said UF Health is doing the best it can during a difficult situation, but she’s not satisfied with the state’s rollout of the vaccine so far.
Victorian Hands: The Manual Turn in Nineteenth-Century Body StudiesNorth American Victorian Studies Association
James Eli Adams, et al.
The volume explores the role of the hand as a nexus between culture and physical embodiment. The contributors to this volume address a wide range of manual topics and concerns, including those related to religion, medicine, science, industry, paranormal states, language, digital humanities, law, photography, disability, and art history.
Recent Studies in the Nineteenth CenturySEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
Pamela K. Gilbert
An assessment of recent scholarly work treating the literature of the Nineteenth Century and some general observations on the state of the profession. A full bibliography and price list of works received by SEL for consideration follow.
Dreadful: Aesthetic Fear in Victorian ReadingFear in the Medical and Literary Imagination, Medieval to Modern
Pamela K. Gilbert
The late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the rise of both the novel and physiological psychology, in which thinkers interested in affect often turned to literature to understand the functions of fictional emotion. One problem that has dogged aesthetic and psychological theorists since at least Aristotle is the aesthetic appreciation of negative affects. Why do we read tragedy, melodrama, and horror fiction, which evoke fear and sadness?