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Olivia Loksing Moy

Associate Professor



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Carman Hall 392
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A.B., Princeton University
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University



Olivia Loksing Moy specializes in British literature of the long nineteenth-century with interests in poetic theory and Gothic literature. She teaches courses in Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist poetry, as well as the history of the book. Professor Moy serves as faculty on the (Dis)ability Studies minor and is the founding director of The CUNY Rare Book Scholars.

Moy is the author of The Gothic Forms of Victorian Poetry (Edinburgh University Press, 2022) and, with Marco Ramírez Rojas, editor and translator of Julio Cortázar’s Imagen de John Keats. She is also a collaborating editor on the Michael Field Diaries Project. Moy's 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.

In 2019, Moy was named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation) for her excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship. She is the recipient of a Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. research grant and the 2021 Bigger 6 | Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies article award.

Moy serves as Vice President of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA) and on the Board of Directors of the Keats-Shelley Association of America. She chairs the Rudikoff Book prize in Victorian studies, the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Grant for Romantic-era research, and has served as a judge for the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest for the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association of America (ABAA). Along with Dhipinder Walia and Lise Esdaile, 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 University Press. (2022). (web link)
  • “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.