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 has written on a variety of topics, most recently on modernist and post-modernist architecture and its relationship to the temporal. He is the author of 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 The Dissolution of Place: Architecture after Postmodernism (www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409417682).
19th-century British literature and culture, critical theory, aesthetics, and cultural studies