Assistant Professor of English
Anastasia Eccles specializes in narrative theory, the phenomenology of reading, and British literature of the long eighteenth century. Her book project examines aesthetic responses to late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century fiction—like complicity and suspense—that challenge the theories of aesthetic autonomy information at the same time. With members of the Stanford Literary Lab, she is also at work on a co-authored digital humanities monograph on literary suspense. Her article, “Formalism and Sentimentalism: Viktor Shklovsky and Laurence Sterne,” appeared in the Autumn 2016 issue of New Literary History. This year she will teach courses about the history of poetry, narrative suspense, and Jane Austen and Walter Scott. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Stanford.