Stefan Waldschmidt

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Graduate Assistant

Stefan Waldschmidt is a Ph.D Student in English whose research focuses on the aesthetics of cost-benefit analysis and the narratives that Jeremy Bentham's utilitarianism makes possible for nineteenth-century British Literature. His work on the poetry of physiology textbooks can be found in Victorian Studies and his work on Bentham's sex writings has been published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts. He will defend his dissertation, "The Complete Bentham: Rationality's Afterlife in Victorian Literature" in March 2017.   

Waldschmidt, S. "Bentham, Pater, and the Aesthetics of Utilitarian Sex." Nineteenth-Century Contexts 38.5 (October 19, 2016): 365-375. Full Text