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Olivia Loksing Moy

Assistant Professor, Director of the English Honors Program (EHP), and Associate Director of the Lehman Scholars Program (LSP) and Macaulay Honors College (MHC)



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A.B., Princeton University
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University



Olivia Loksing Moy specializes in nineteenth-century British literature with interests in Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist poetry; poetic theory; and Gothic literature. Professor Moy is Director of the English Honors Program (EHP) and Associate Director of the Lehman Scholars Program (LSP) and Macaulay Honors College (MHC). She also serves as faculty on the (Dis)ability Studies minor, faculty advisor for the Lehman LGBTQ+ Alliance, and director of The CUNY Rare Book Scholars. Her essays and articles have been published in Comparative Literature, Victorian Poetry, Victorian Studies, Women's Writing, Studies in Romanticism, Romantic Circles, The Tennyson Research Bulletin, The Keats Letters Project,, and PUBLICBOOKS. Professor Moy was named a 2019 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation) and is the recipient of a Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. research grant from the Keats-Shelley Association of America. She serves as Vice President of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA). Along with Dhipinder Walia, she is co-organizer of the Activism in Academia Symposia.

For further information, see Professor Moy's personal website.

Selected Publications

  • The Gothic Forms of Victorian Poetry, Edinburgh Univeristy Press. (Forthcoming 2021).
  • “Reading in the Aftermath: An Asian American Jane Eyre.” Special issue: Critical Race Theory and the Present of Victorian Studies, Victorian Studies 62, no. 3 (Spring 2020): 406-420. (web link)
  • “From Hampstead to Buenos Aires and Beyond: Anticipating Worlds in Julio Cortázar’s Imagen de John Keats.” Comparative Literature 72, no. 4 (Dec. 2020). (web link)
  • “He Star’d Across the Atlantic: The Cortázar-Keats Connection,” Studies in Romanticism 59, no. 3 (Fall 2020): 351-378.
  • “To Carry Keats in Your Pocket: Julio Cortázar’s Everyman Poet.” Romantic Circles Praxis (July 2020). (web link)
  • Julio y John, caminando y conversando: Selections from Imagen de John Keats. Edited and translated with Marco Ramírez Rojas. Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Series VIII: Fall 2019. (web link)
  • “Simian, Amphibian, and Able: Reevaluating Browning’s Caliban.” Victorian Poetry 56, no. 4 (Winter 2018): 381-411. (web link)
  • “The University and the Station: A Brontë Bicentenary in Taiwan.” April 13, 2017. (web link)
  • "Radcliffe's Poetic Legacy: Female Confinement in 'The Gothic Sonnet.' Women's Writing 22, no. 2 (2015): 376-94. (web link)
  • "King Arthur and Chiasmus in Tennyson's Idylls of the King." Tennyson Research Bulletin 10, no. 3 (2015): 266-79.