Jessica Terekhov

Jessica received her B.A. in English from Johns Hopkins University before joining the English department at Princeton in 2016. Her interest in literary production, circulation, and exchange during the nineteenth century, and in book history and bibliography at large, motivates her continuing research on part-issued Victorian fiction. In addition to compiling a bibliography of titles originally serialized in independent installments, Jessica is responsible for part issues as Contributing Editor for At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901. Her dissertation, meanwhile, explores wit relative to self-division. In chapters that chart a course between the third Lord Shaftesbury and T. S. Eliot, the project refracts the ambivalence characteristic of wit during the 1700s through Victorian and modernist social and literary criticism, concluding with a discussion of the novels of George Meredith. Research and teaching interests not reflected in Jessica’s current work include the history and theory of language, as well as the resonance for cultural thought of the historical avant-garde in Russia. If not about books, Jessica will talk exuberantly on cinema and Golden Age Hollywood.

Selected Publications: 


Review of John Henry Newman and the Crisis of Modernity, eds. Brian W. Hughes and Danielle Nussberger (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019). Church History and Religious Culture 100 (2020).

“Imagining Craft: William Morris’s Literary Art/work and Early Soviet Writing,” Oxford Research in English 7 (2018): 29–58.

Keywords; For Further Consideration and Particularly Relevant to Academic Life, &c. ... Authored by a Community of Inquiry, eds. D. Graham Burnett, Matthew Rickard and Jessica Terekhov (Princeton: IHUM Books and the Princeton University Press, 2018).