Dr. Sabina Fazli

Focus of research

  • Magazine Studies
  • Victorian Literature
  • Sensation Fiction
  • Literature and Material Culture
  • Cultural Studies


Sensational Things: Souvenirs, Keepsakes, and Mementos in Wilkie Collins’s Fiction. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019.

“Magazines, Affect, and Atmosphere.“ Periodicals in Focus: Methodological Approaches and Theoretical Frameworks. Ed. Jutta Ernst, Dagmar von Hoff, and Oliver Scheiding. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020. Studies in Periodical Cultures Vol. 1.
“Ein Besuch im neoviktorianischen Museum: Brian Moores Roman The Great Victorian Collection,” special issue Dinge, Zeitschrift für Museum und Bildung 84-85 (2018): 153-165.
“Aspects of Seriality in Neo-Victorian and Steampunk Fiction.“ Convergence Culture Re-Visited. Ed. Claudia Georgi and Brigitte Glaser. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 2015. 109-124.
“‘A great grief, which has been conquered, but not banished’: Trauma, Things, and Domestic Interiors in Collins, Dickens, and Raabe.” ‘Of what is past, or passing, or to come’: Travelling in time and space in literature in English. Ed. Liliana Sikorska. Frankfurt/M: Lang, 2013. 31-42.
“Indian Diamonds in Victorian Fiction: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, Anthony Trollope’s Eustace Diamonds, R.L. Stevenson’s ‘The Rajah’s Diamond’, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four.” Strangers, Migrants, Exiles: Negotiating Identity in Literature. Ed. F. Reitemeier. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 2012. 103-191.

Conference Papers
“Transported Readers: Infrastructures and Inflight Magazines,” Literary and Cultural Discourses of Mobility: Transatlantic Graduate Student Conference, 16.10.-18.10.2019, Göttingen
“’Sabat must die’: Materiality and the Magazine Object,” ESPRiT Conference, 11.09.-13.09.2019, Athen
“Magazines as ‘Affect Generators,’” American Literature Association Conference, 23.05.-26.05.2019, Boston

“’let these trifles speak for her’: Collecting keepsakes in The Dead Secret,” All Things Victorian: Exploring Materiality and the Material Object Postgraduate Conference, 19.03.2016, Portsmouth University

“Remembering things and remembering stories in Xavier de Maistre and Wilkie Collins,” Things to Remember: Materializing Memories in Art and Popular Culture, 05.06. – 06.06.2014, Radboud Universität, Nijmegen.

“Reading Media in The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters,” Convergence Culture: Transatlantic Graduate Student Conference, 19.10. – 21.10.2013, Göttingen.
“Steampunked reading matter in The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters,” Neo-Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today, 24.07. – 26.07.2013, John Moore University Liverpool.

“Media and Memories: Souvenirs in three Novels by Wilkie Collins,” Mediation and Mediatization: Transatlantic Graduate Student Conference, 11.10.-13.10.2012, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germersheim.
“Trauma and Things in the Domestic Interior in Nineteenth‐Century Fiction,” “Of What is Passing, Past or to Come”: Travelling in Time and Space in Literature in English, 13.05.2012, Adam Mickiewicz Universität, Poznan.
“Objects, Narrative and Memory in Victorian Sensation Fiction”, Student Seminar der Winter School Gaze and Glance: Ways of Seeing in Culture, 20.01. – 27.01.2012, Universität Tallin.

“Objects, Memory and Narrative: The Souvenir in Wilkie Collins’s After Dark,“ Things in Culture, Culture in Things, 20.10.-23.10.2011, Centre for Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT), Universität Tartu.