Dr. S. Pearl Brilmyer

Forschungsstipendiatin der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung am ZfL mit dem Projekt Die Wissenschaft vom Charakter. Menschliche Dinglichkeit und das Ende des viktorianischen Realismus

Zur Person / Vita

  • seit 2016, Assistant Professor of English, The University of Pennsylvania
  • seit 2020, Humboldt-Forschungsstipendium für Postdoktoranden (ZfL)
  • 2014-16, Postdoctoral Fellow, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
  • 2014, PhD Komparatistik, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011-2012, DAAD Forschungsstipendium (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Abteilung II)
  • 2008, MA Komparatistik, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2006, BA Englisch & Philosophie, The University of Scranton


  • Englische Literatur (19. Jahrhundert)
  • Wissenschafts- und Philosophiegeschichte
  • Queer- und Feministische Theorie
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Realismus
  • Materialismus



  • zus. mit Filippo Trentin, “Toward an Inessential Theory of Form: Ruskin, Warburg, Focillon." Criticism, vol. 61, no. 4, 2020.
  • zus. mit Filippo Trentin und Zairong Xiang, “The Ontology of the Couple; or What Queer Theory Knows about Numbers," GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol. 25, no. 2, 2019, pp. 223-255.
  • “Schopenhauer and British Literary Feminism.” The Palgrave Schopenhauer Handbook, Sandra L. Shapshay (Hg.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 397-424.
  • “Darwinian Feminisms.” Gender: Matter, Stacy Alaimo (Hg.), Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, Macmillan Reference USA, 2016, pp. 19-34.
  • “Durations of Presents Past: Ruskin and the Accretive Quality of Time.” Victorian Studies, vol. 59, no. 1, 2016, pp. 94-7.
  • “Impassioned Objectivity: Nietzsche, Hardy, and the Science of Fiction.” V21, special issue of b2o: boundary 2 online, vol. 1, no. 2, 2016.
  • “Plasticity, Form, and the Matter of Character in Middlemarch.” Representations vol. 130, no. 1, 2015, pp. 60-83. Neu veröffentlicht in  “The Nature of Literary Being,” Arcade: Literature, the Humanities, and the World, November 2015.
  • “‘The Natural History of My Inward Self’: Sensing Character in George Eliot’s Impressions of Theophrastus Such.” PMLA, vol. 129, no. 1, 2014, pp. 35-51.


  • zus. mit Filippo Trentin and Zairong Xiang, The Ontology of the Couple, special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. vol. 25, no. 2, 2019.