Department of English

Shelton Waldrep

Professor of English
Shelton Waldrep

Office Location

321 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2017




Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D.


Shelton Waldrep is a Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine where he teaches classes on Victorian literature, popular culture, film, and critical theory. He is the author of The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body ( and The Aesthetics of Self-Invention: Oscar Wilde to David Bowie (University of Minnesota Press); the co- author of Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World (Duke University Press); and the editor of The Seventies: The Age of Glitter in Popular Culture (Routledge) and Inauthentic Pleasures: Victorian Fakery and the Limitations of Form (SLI). His latest book is entitled Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie (


Research Interests

19th-century British literature and culture, critical theory, aesthetics, and cultural studies