Dr. Dransfield joined the Southern Virginia faculty in 2001 and has enjoyed being part of this growing and thriving college community. He has held various positions on the faculty and in university leadership, most recently serving as University Provost between 2016 and 2018. While he has many academic interests, his research concentrates on Victorian literature and culture. He has published articles in Victorian Poetry, Dickens Studies Annual, Prose Studies, and other journals, as well as presenting his work regularly at the Victorians Institute Conference. He is currently at work on a project that seeks to understand the cultural lenses through which Victorian writers perceived the alternative faiths of Islam and Mormonism. Other scholarly projects include such subjects as English religious and visionary poetry, Victorian nervous disorders and poetics, and translation and intertextuality.
He is happiest in the classroom, where he teaches a range of literature and composition courses; but he may also be found in the woods birding, playing guitar in a rock band, or just hanging out with his family. He has five children, two of whom are married, and a lovely wife named Andrea. The Dransfields love Buena Vista.
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1989; M.A., Utah State University, 1991; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1996
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