B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., University of Leicester; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln


Dr. Cameron Dodworth is a Professor of English, specializing in nineteenth-century British literature. Dr. Dodworth’s research interests include Gothicism, nineteenth-century art and literature (particularly Realism, Impressionism, and Naturalism), adaptation studies, and food studies in literature. As an undergraduate completing his B.A. at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Dr. Dodworth majored in English, history, and French, and minored in art. He was also a four-year letterman in soccer and sang in the University Choir. Dr. Dodworth also holds a M.A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a M.A. in Victorian Studies from the University of Leicester.  Dr. Dodworth earned his Ph.D. in English, with a certificate in Nineteenth-Century Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently earning an A.A. in Culinary Arts at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Dr. Dodworth loves Nebraska Cornhusker football and basketball, loves watching and playing most sports, loves cooking, loves watching movies, and loves anything to do with literature and art.

Selected Publications

“Fears of Consumption and Being Consumed: The Gothicization of Food in Victorian Literature.”  Chapter 29. The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food.  Ed.  Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Donna Lee Brien.  Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018.  329-341.

“The Strokes of Brush and Blade: How Basil Hallward Executed Dorian Gray in the Style of Naturalism.” Studies in Gothic Fiction 4.1 (Spring 2016).

“Haunted Tomes, Haunted Canvases: Supernatural Realism in Nineteenth-Century Novels and Paintings.” Supernatural Studies 2.2 (Summer 2015): 74-93.

“The Mystery of the Moors: Purgatory and the Absence/Presence of Evil in Wuthering Heights.”  Brontë Studies 37.2 (April 2012): 125-135.

“‘Give Us No More of Body that Shows Soul’: The Metaphysical Interior via the Physical Exterior in ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Fra Lippo Lippi.’”  Victorians Institute Journal Digital Annex 40 (2012).