Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Literature
PhD London 2011 MA Utah 1998 BA Utah 1997
Lee Scrivner writes on the literature, history, and culture of the Victorian and Modernist periods, as well as on contemporary issues. His book Becoming Insomniac: How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014) investigates a long-held notion that there is an essential incompatibility between sleep and modern technology. The book explores issues of insomnia and theories of sensation, attention, and the will in various texts (medical, psychological, literary) from the second half of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century.