Dr. Krista Lysack

Dr. Krista Lysack

Dr. Krista Lysack

Department Chair/Full Professor

Office: DL313
Phone: 4416
Email: klysack@uwo.ca

Krista Lysack received her Ph.D. from Queen's University in 2001. She went on to hold a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.

In more recent years, she has been a visiting scholar at Gladstone’s Library in Wales and at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for the History of the Book. She is currently on the editorial board of the interdisciplinary journal, Time & Society.

Lysack is the author of two books. Come Buy, Come Buy: Shopping and the Culture of Consumption in Victorian Women’s Writing was published by Ohio University Press in 2008. Her second monograph, Chronometres: Devotional Literature, Duration, and Victorian Reading, was supported by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant and published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.

She has also written articles and chapters on a variety Victorian writers (Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Michael Field, Frances Ridley Havergal, John Keble, Emma Jane Worboise) and on literature in its relations to religion and devotion; reading practices, attention, and temporality; shopping, consumer culture, and symbolic economies; women’s suffrage and print culture; and storms and meteorology. These have appeared in such publications as Victorian StudiesVictorian Poetry, Nineteenth-Century ContextsThe Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, and Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1890s-1920s: The Modernist Period  (Vol. 3 of The Edinburgh History of Women’s Periodical Culture in Britain), to name a few.

Supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant, her new research project is about weather, ecological form, and new materialism in nineteenth-century British literature.