Dan Bivona

Ross-Blakley Hall 212
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0302

Biography

Associate Professor, Department of English

Education

Ph.D., English Literature, Brown University, 1987
M.A., English Literature, Northeastern University, 1979
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1974

Bio

 As a scholar, Bivona has published three books on 19th and 20th century British literature and culture as well as a co-edited collection and a number of essays. He counts among his fields of interest 19th and 20th century fiction, travel literature, the literature of Empire, literary theory, nineteenth century sexuality, and science and literature.  His recent work has taken him to the study of animal architecture and nineteenth century theories of mind. 

Bivona came to ASU in 1996 after teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. Tenured in 1999, he served successively as associate chair of the English department (1998 - 2000), chair of English (2000 - 2002), associate dean for academic programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2002 - 2004), and divisional dean of undergraduate programs (2004 - 2007). While serving in the latter two positions Bivona was responsible for organizing the CLAS Learning Communities Institute.

Publications

Books:

  1. Culture and Money in the Nineteenth Century:  Abstracting Economics.  Eds. Daniel Bivona and Marlene Tromp.  Athens, OH:  Ohio UP, 2016.
  2. Bivona, Daniel and Roger B. Henkle. The Imagination of Class: Masculinity and the Victorian Urban Poor.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006.
  3. Bivona, Daniel.  British Imperial Literature, 1870-1940: Writing and the Administration of Empire . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998 [paperback:  2008].
  4. ---. Desire and Contradiction: Imperial Visions and Domestic Debates in Victorian Literature. Manchester:  Manchester University Press, 1990.

Articles/Chapters:

  1. Bivona, Daniel.  “The Comparative Advantages of Survival:  Darwin’s Origin and the Economy of Nature.” in Culture and Money in the Nineteenth Century:  Abstracting Economics.  Eds. Daniel Bivona and Marlene Tromp.  Athens, OH:  Ohio University Press,  2016.
  2. ---.  “The Forms of Travel and Self-Transformation:  Exploration, Tourism, and Disease in Nineteenth Century Travel.”  Nineteenth Century Prose 42.2 (Fall 2014). [invited; appeared in 2015].
  3. ---.  "Science writers, male." The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Felluga, Dino Franco, Pamela K. Gilbert and Linda K. Hughes (eds). Blackwell Publishing, 2015. Blackwell Reference Online. 22 September 2015. <http://www.literatureencyclopedia.com/subscriber/tocnode.html?id=g9781118405383_chunk_g978111840538320_ss1-5
  4. ---. “On W. K. Clifford and ‘The Ethics of Belief,’ 11 April 1876.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=daniel-bivona-on-w-k-clifford-and-the-ethics-of-belief-11-april-1876 (2012).
  5. ---.  “Introduction:  The Condition of England:  Industrialism and Social Reform.” The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Prose, 1832 to 1901. Eds. Lisa Surridge and Mary Elizabeth Leighton.  Toronto:  Broadview Press, 2012:  87-92.
  6. ---.  “Richard F. Burton, Polygamy, and the Worlding of the American West.” Victorian World Literatures: A Special Issue of Yearbook of English Studies. Ed. Pablo Mukherjee 41.2 (2011):  73-93.
  7. ---. “Poverty, Pity, and Community: Urban Poverty and the Threat to Social Bonds in the Victorian Age.” Nineteenth Century Studies 21 (Winter 2007): 67-83 [appeared in 2009].
  8. ---. “The House in the Child and the Dead Mother in the House: Sensational Problems of Victorian ‘Household’ Management.” Nineteenth Century Contexts 30.2 (June 2008): 109-125.
  9. ---.  “Human Thighs and Susceptible Apes: Self-Implicating Category Confusion in Victorian Discourse on West Africa.” Nineteenth Century Prose 32.2 (Fall 2005): 71-97.
  10. ---. “The Erotic Politics of Indirect Rule: T. E. Lawrence’s ‘Voluntary Slavery.’” Prose Studies 20.1 (April 1997): 91-119.
  11. ---. “Playing the Muslim: Sir Richard Burton’s Pilgrimage and ‘Negative’ Cultural Identity.” Borders of Culture, Margins of Identity. (New Orleans: Xavier Review Press, 1993): 85-94.
  12. ---. “Conrad’s Bureaucrats: Agency, Bureaucracy, and the Problem of Intention.” Novel 26.2 (Winter 1993): 151-169.
  13. ---. “Disraeli’s Political Trilogy and the Antinomic Structure of Imperial Desire.”  Novel 22.3 (Spring 1989): 305-325. [Reprinted in Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism. Vol. 79. Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1999.
  14. ---. “Alice the Child-Imperialist and the Games of Wonderland.” Nineteenth-Century Literature (September 1986): 143-171.

Books reviewed:

  1. Darwin, Tennyson and Their Readers:  Explorations in Victorian Literature and Science.  Ed. Valerie Purton.  London and New York:  Anthem Press, 2013.  Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 24 (Fall 2015):  102-105.
  2. Hultgren, Neil.  Melodramatic Imperial Writing:  From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes.  Athens, OH:  Ohio UP, 2014.  Nineteenth Century Literature 70.3 (2015):  405-9.
  3. Marx, John.  Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011.  Cambridge:  Cambridge UP, 2012. Nineteenth Century Literature 68.2 (September 2013):  266-70.
  4. McParland, Robert.  Charles Dickens’s American Audience.  Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, and Plymouth, UK:  Lexington Books, 2010.  Victorian Studies 54.2 (Winter 2012):  374-376.
  5. Victorian Vulgarity:  Taste in Verbal and Visual Culture.  Eds. Susan David Bernstein and Elsie B. Michie.  Burlington, VT and Farnham, Surrey:  Ashgate Press, 2009.  The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 20 (Spring 2011): 95-98.
  6. Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Filling the Blank Spaces.  Ed. Tim Youngs. London, New York, Delhi: Anthem Press, 2006 in Nineteenth-Century Contexts 31.4 (2010):  389-391.
  7. Kucich, John.  Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2007. Modern Philology 107.2 (November 2009):  1-5.
  8. Robbins, Bruce.  Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State by Bruce Robbins. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton UP, 2007. Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 49 (February 2008).
  9. Victorian Literature and Finance.  Ed. Francis O'Gorman. Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2007 in  Review of English Studies (January 31, 2008).
  10. Carens, Timothy L.  Outlandish English Subjects in the Victorian Domestic Novel.  by Timothy L. Carens (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan, 2005). Victorian Studies 49.2 (Winter 2007): 344-45.
  11. Dentith, Simon. Epic and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain  by Simon Dentith.  New York and Cambridge:  Cambridge UP, 2006 in Nineteenth-Century Literature 62.1 (June 2007): 127-130.
  12. Krebs, Paula M.  Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999) in Nineteenth-Century Literature 55.3 (December 2000): 428-431.
  13. Parsons, Neil.  King Khama, Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen: Victorian Britain through African Eyes (Chicago and London: the University of Chicago Press, 1998) in Research in African Literatures 31.3 (Fall 2000): 206-8.
  14. David, Deirdre.  Rule Britannia: Women, Empire, and Victorian Writing  by Deirdre David (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1995) in The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies NS.8 (Spring 1999): 111-113.
  15. Feltes, N. N.  Literary Capital and the Late Victorian Novel (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1993) in South Central Review 13.1 (Spring 1996): 56-58.
  16. Bongie, Chris.  Exotic Memories: Literature, Colonialism and the Fin de Siècle  by Chris Bongie, Nineteenth-Century Prose 20.1 (Winter 1993).
  17. Formations of Fantasy, eds. Victor Burgin, James Donald, and Cora Kaplan, Wilson Library Bulletin 62.1 (Sept. 1987): 103-104.
  18. Graves, Richard Perceval.  Robert Graves: the Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 in WLB 61.9 (June 1987): 88.
  19. Stearns, Carol Zisowitz and Peter N. Anger: the Struggle for Emotional Control in America's History in WLB 61.8 (April 1987): 70-1.
  20. Reviews of the journals Style and Language and Style in Serials Review 33.1 (Summer 1980), pp. 20 and 33.

Research Activity

Grants:

  1. Bivona,Daniel*, Hanrahan,Jeanne Elizabeth, Ighodaro,Osaro O, Ramage,Sally L. REDESIGNING GENERAL STUDIES: LEARNER-CENTERED COMMUNITIES FOR FRESHMEN. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(1/1/2003 - 6/30/2004).

Conference Presentations:

  1. “The Experience of Animal Architecture: Nineteenth Century Theories of Mind.”  Architecture and Experience in the Nineteenth Century conference.  St. John’s College.  Oxford.  March 17-18, 2016.

  2. “The Failure of Replication in Nineteenth Century Literature:  Why it all just comes out wrong.”  Symposium on Replicas and Replication.  Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX.  April 10, 2015 [invited].

  3. “The Material Culture of Animals:  Animal Architecture in the Nineteenth Century.”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference.  Boston, MA.  March 25-9, 2015.

  4. “The Intelligence of Earthworms:  Darwin, Animal Architects, and Mind as Emergent Property.”  Victorian Classes and Classification.  North American Victorian Studies Association Conference.  London, Ontario.  November 13-16, 2014.  
  5. “The Failure of Replication in Nineteenth Century Literature:  Why it all just comes out wrong.”  Symposium on Replicas and Replication.  Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX.  April 10, 2015 [invited].
  6. “The Material Culture of Animals:  Animal Architecture in the Nineteenth Century.”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference.  Boston, MA.  March 25-9, 2015.
  7. “The Intelligence of Earthworms:  Darwin, Animal Architects, and Mind as Emergent Property.”  Victorian Classes and Classification.  North American Victorian Studies Association Conference.  London, Ontario.  November 13-16, 2014.   
  8. “Disrupting Nature through Building:  Animal Architecture and Natural Selection.”  Victorian Sustainability.  British Association of Victorian Studies Conference.  Kent, UK.  September 2-4, 2014.
  9. Participant (directing a week-long graduate seminar).  The Dickens Universe.  Santa Cruz, CA (August 3-9, 2014).
  10. Pater’s “Pale People of Towns”:  Urbanity and the Aesthetics of Death.”  Nineteenth Century Studies conference.  Chicago (March 19-23, 2014).
  11. “‘The coming universal wish not to live’:  Regression Towards the Mean of Suicide in the Late Nineteenth Century.”  British Association of Victorian Studies.  London, UK (August 29-31, 2013).
  12. Participant (undergraduate teaching).  The Dickens Universe.  Santa Cruz, CA (August 4-10, 2013).
  13. “The Limits to Philanthropy:  The People’s Palace of Delights and Walter Besant.”  Arthur Morrison Conference.  Queen Mary University, University of London.  London, UK.  (November 2, 2013) [invited].
  14. “Global and Local Perversions:  Krafft-Ebing’s Didactic Grand Tour.”  North American Victorian Studies Association and British Association of Victorian Studies joint conference, Venice, Italy (June 3-6, 2013).
  15. “Humanity on the Move:  Eugenics, Social Evolution, and Prospects for the ‘Race’s’ Rise.”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference.  Fresno, CA (March 7-9, 2013).
  16. “The Disciplinary Difference a Telegraph Makes:  Lord Cromer’s Networking with General “Chinese” Gordon.”  North American Victorian Studies Association conference.  University of Wisconsin, Madison (September 2012).
  17. “Ethics Without Religion or Spirituality:  W. K. Clifford and the ‘Tribal Self.’” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference.  Asheville, NC (March 21-24, 2012).
  18. “Self-Undermining Philanthropic Impulses:  Late Victorian Narratives of Poverty.”  International Conference on Narrative.  Las Vegas, NV (March 15-17, 2012).
  19. “How to Avoid the Lure of the Perversions: Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis as Public Health Pedagogy.” Modern Language Association Convention. Seattle, WA (January 5-8, 2012).
  20. “Scholarship as Criminality: The Public and Scholarly Life of Eugene Aram.” North American Victorian Studies Association conference. Nashville, TN (November 3-5, 2011).
  21. “An Intellectual on the ‘Disintegrating’ Effects of Intellect: Benjamin Kidd’s Social Evolution and the Problem of Intellect.” British Association of Victorian Studies conference. Birmingham, UK. (September 1-3, 2011).
  22. “A really intelligent detonator”: Conrad’s Secret Agent and Social Predictability.” Joseph Conrad Society Conference. London (July 7-9, 2011).
  23. “The Comparative Advantages of Survival:  Darwin and the Economic Division of Labor in Nature.”  NCSA Conference.  Albuquerque, NM (March 4, 2011).
  24. “The Vanishing Point of my Life: Little Dorrit and the Erotics of Scale.”  North American Victorian Studies Association conference.  Montreal, CA (November 12, 2010).
  25. “ ’The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it’:  the Changing Face of Hyde in Twentieth Century Hollywood Film Versions of   Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” “Popular Darwinism” panel (Panel organizer). Southwest Texas PCA/ACA conference. Albuquerque, NM (February 10-13, 2010).
  26. “Performing ‘Burton’: Richard F. Burton’s Anti-Sensationalism.”  NCSA conference. Tampa, Florida (March 12, 2009).
  27. "Aesthetic Instinct and Sexual Taste: Krafft-Ebing and the Instinct of the Perverse." North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, September 29-October 1, 2005, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  28. “The House in the Child and the Dead Mother in the House: Sensational Problems of Household Management.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Notre Dame London Center, London, UK, July 8-10, 2003.
  29. "Inquisition as Behavioral Determination: Is Acting 'One of Us' All There Is To Being 'One of Us'?" Joseph Conrad Society Conference, Drexel University, Philadelphia, April 10-13, 1997.
  30. "T. E. Lawrence Among the Bedouins," Semiotics Association Conference, Philadelphia (October 20-1, 1994).
  31. "White Father/White Master: H. M. Stanley Plays Father," Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, William and Mary College (April 9-10, 1994).
  32. "'Gladness of Abasement': Lord Cromer and the Professionalization of the Empire," Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Arizona State University (April 1-2, 1993).
  33. "Disraeli and Gaskell: Reactionary and Liberal Crowds," Modern Language Association Convention, New York (December 27-30, 1992).
  34. "Playing the Muslim: Sir Richard Burton's Pilgrimage and Negative Cultural Identity," Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Loyola University, New Orleans (April 10-12, 1992).
  35. "Alice's Game(s)," NYCEA Conference, Syracuse University (November 1988).

Local Presentations and workshops:

  1. "Teaching Technology Skills in a Literature Class." Workshop. CLTE. Arizona State University. February 19, 2003; English Department, ASU, March 31, 2003.
  2. "Sympathy and Distance: Moments in the Victorian Imagination of Urban Poverty," Colloquium, English Department, Arizona State University, September 26, 2001.
  3. Panel presentation: "Controlling and Assessing Online English Courses" (with Greg Glau and Shelley Rodrigo Blanchard). Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence. Arizona State University, October 18, 2000.
  4. Panel Moderator, Southwest Graduate Literature Conference, Arizona State University, March 14, 1999.
  5. Panel moderator, British Literature and Empire panel, Southwest Graduate Literature Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, March 7-9, 1997.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction
ENG 501 Approaches to Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction
ENG 604 Interdisciplinary Culture Stds
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction
ENG 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 330 19th-Century British Poetry
ENG 430 Studies Victorian Lit/Culture
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 500 Research Methods
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
IAP 480 Senior Project
IAP 484 Internship
IAP 494 Special Topics
MAS 585 Capstone Course

Presentations

  • Bivona, Daniel. "Global and Local Perversions: Krafft-Ebings Didactic Grand Tour.". North American Victorian Studies Association, Venice, Italy (Jun 2013).
  • Bivona, Daniel. "Humanity on the Move: Eugenics, Social Evolution, and Prospects for the Races Rise.". Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Fresno, CA (Mar 2013).
  • Bivona, Daniel. "The Disciplinary Difference a Telegraph Makes: Lord Cromers Networking with General "Chinese" Gordon.". North American Victorian Studies Association, Madison, WI (Sep 2012).
  • Bivona, Daniel. "Self-Undermining Philanthropic Impulses: Late Victorian Narratives of Poverty". International Conference on Narrative, Las Vegas, NV (Mar 2012).
  • Bivona, Daniel. "Ethics Without Religion or Spirituality: W. K. Clifford and the Tribal Self'". Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Asheville, NC (Mar 2012).
  • Bivona, Daniel. "How to Avoid the Lure of the Perversions: Krafft-Ebings Psychopathia Sexualis as Public Health Pedagogy.". Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, WA (Jan 2012).
  • Bivona, Daniel. "Scholarship as Criminality: The Public and Scholarly Life of Eugene Aram.". North American Victorian Studies Association, Nashville, TN (Nov 2011).
  • Bivona, Daniel. " The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it: the Changing Face of Hyde in Twentieth Century Hollywood Film Versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". Southwest Texas PCA/ACA conference (Feb 2010).
  • Bivona, Daniel. Masculinities and Modern Literature. Western Conference on British Studies (Oct 2009).

Service

  • North American Victorian Studies Association, Board Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Board Member and Webmaster (2013 - 2015)
  • Victorian Studies, Reviewed article manuscript (2009 - 2009)
  • Stanford University Press, Reviewed book manuscript (2009 - 2009)