Nicholas Dames

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Nicholas Dames is the Theodore Kahan Professor in the Humanities and a professor in the English Department. He "is a specialist in nineteenth-century British fiction, with interests in Victorian cultural history...nineteenth-century theories of mind...the history and theory of the novel...operatic and symphonic music, and cognitive, sociological, and historical theories of the reading subject". Dames attended Washington University (BA, 1992) and Harvard (PhD, 1998). In 2005, he won the Presidential Teaching Award.