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Dino Felluga

Promoted to Professor
Department of English 

Dino Franco Felluga received his PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995. He followed this work with three years of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Calgary and Stanford University, joining the Purdue faculty in 1997. His research interests include nineteenth-century poetry, critical theory, and the use of digital tools in research and publication.

In addition to numerous articles published in journals such as Victorian Studies, Critical Quarterly, and Modern Language Quarterly, as well as chapters in academic books, he is the author of The Perversity of Poetry (SUNY Press, 2005) and Critical Theory: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2015) and general editor of the four-volume, million-word Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature (Wiley Blackwell, 2015). The latter was chosen as the 2016 Outstanding Reference Source for Adults by the American Library Association. In 2003, he founded the North American Victorian Studies Association and served as president from 2003–2014; in 2006, he founded the open-access journal Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, and served as Victorian editor from 2006–2014. He is also associate director of NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship), which has received over two million dollars of funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. His current projects include two interconnected books, co-written with Purdue Professor of English Emily Allen: The Verse Novel and the Problem of Form and Byron and the Constitution of the British Novel.

Dino is an award-winning teacher who has been honored with numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious College of Liberal Arts Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. He received three fellowships from Purdue’s Center for Undergraduate Instructional Excellence to create the Online Guide to Theory, BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History ( and The COVE: The Central Online Victorian Educator (

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