Arlene Young is Professor of English and Head of the Department of English, Film and Theatre at the University of Manitoba. Her current research focuses on literature and affect. She is the principal investigator for The Affect Project, an initiative that brings together community partners and an international interdisciplinary research group that to date comprises fifteen researchers from four universities.
Professor Young is the author of Culture, Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel: Gentlemen, Gents and Working Women (Macmillan/St. Martin’s 1999) and the editor of Broadview Press editions of George Gissing’s The Odd Women (1998; reprinted 2002) and Tom Gallon’s The Girl Behind the Keys (2006). She has published articles on nineteenth-century literature and culture in Victorian Studies, Rivista di Studi Vittoriani, Studies in the Novel, American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, Gissing Journal, English Literature in Transition, CLUES, Victorian Periodicals Review, and Journal of Victorian Culture.