Talia Schaffer is a professor of English at Queens College CUNY and the Graduate Center CUNY. At Princeton, she will be working on “Critical Care,” a book that adapts ethics of care for literary theory. Victorian fiction features “care communities,” egalitarian, performative, fluid social structures. How might the care community help us rethink both literary structures and academic practices? Her previous work has focused on Victorian feminism, social relations, disability studies, and material culture, including "Romance’s Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction" (2016); "Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction" (2011); and "The Forgotten Female Aesthetes; Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England" (2001).