Aviva Briefel

Affiliation: English, Cinema Studies
Edward Little Professor of the English Language and Literature and Cinema Studies

Aviva Briefel is Professor of English and Cinema Studies. She is the author of The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (Cornell University Press, 2006), The Racial Hand in the Victorian Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and coeditor of Horror after 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror (University of Texas Press, 2011). She is currently at work on a book manuscript on Victorian spiritualism and material culture. Aviva has published extensively on Victorian literature and culture and on the horror film.

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  • PhD, Harvard University, 2000
  • MA, Harvard University
  • BA, Brown University