Emily Foster is a scholar of 19th century British literature, history, and culture, with special interests including Victorian literature and culture, gender studies, reader-reception theory, genre studies, and intersections between the Victorian and the Early Modern periods. She holds an M.A. in English Education from Stanford University, an M.A. and an M.Phil. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her dissertation, “Unfinished Forms: The 19th Century Novel, Interrupted,” explores dynamics of novelistic closure by examining texts left unfinished by Victorian authors. She is currently Guest Faculty in Literature at Sarah Lawrence, where she teaches a “Science Fiction and the Victorian Novel” seminar, as well as the lecture course “Reading Serially,” about the way modern media replicates the Victorian serial novel.