Dr. Krista Lysack

Dr. Krista Lysack

(on sabbatical)

Dr. Krista Lysack

Full Professor

Phone: 4416
Email: klysack@uwo.ca

Krista Lysack received her Ph.D. from Queen's University. She went on to hold a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship, hosted by Yale University.

Since her appointment at King’s (prior to which she taught at the University of Victoria, Queen’s University, Western University, and Huron University), 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. Currently, she is on the editorial board of the interdisciplinary journal, Time & Society.

Lysack’s books include Chronometres: Devotional Literature, Duration, and Victorian Reading (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Come Buy, Come Buy: Shopping and the Culture of Consumption in Victorian Women’s Writing (Ohio University Press, 2008).

Over the past two decades or so, she has also published articles and chapters on a variety of nineteenth-century British writers (the Brontës, Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Michael Field, Frances Ridley Havergal, John Keble, Emma Jane Worboise), and on literature in its relations to meteorology and ecology; religion and devotion; reading practices, attention, and temporality; shopping, consumer culture, and symbolic economies; and women’s suffrage and print culture. These have appeared in such publications as Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, and The Edinburgh History of Women’s Periodical Culture in Britain, to name a few.

“Shelterbelt,” a lyric essay about trees and solastalgia, appears in a new collection called Speculative Nature Writing: An Anthology (eds. Hetty Saunders and Jos Smith, Guillemot Press).

Supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant, her current research project considers weather—its hauntological forms, relational ontologies, vibrant materialities—in nineteenth-century British literature.