Gregory Brennen

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
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Gregory Brennen received his PhD in English from Duke University in 2021 with a dissertation titled “The Serial Imagination: Novel Form, Serial Format, & Victorian Reading Publics.” His research and teaching interests include Victorian literature, the history of the novel, serial narrative, gender studies, the British empire, and academic writing. Students in Dr. Brennen’s courses may encounter marriage plots, true crime podcasts, detective stories, literature of empire, and occasionally vampires. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Brennen taught literature and writing at Duke University, Elon University, and the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America. He holds an MS in Higher Education from Northwestern; an MA in Victorian Studies from the University of Exeter; and a BA in English, Government, and Comparative Literature from Franklin & Marshall College. Portions of his scholarship on gender and politics in the fiction of Victorian novelists Anthony Trollope and Wilkie Collins have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies and The Fortnightly Review.

  • PhD, English, Duke University
  • MS, Higher Education, Northwestern University
  • MA, English: Victorian Studies, University of Exeter
  • BA, English, Government, Comparative Literature, Franklin & Marshall College
Awards and
  • Certificate in Teaching Writing in the Disciplines, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University
  • Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University
Areas of
  • Academic Writing
  • Gender Studies
  • Higher Education Administration
  • History Of The Novel
  • Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Novel Theory
  • Print Culture
  • Sensation Fiction
  • Seriality


Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Europe - United Kingdom
  • United States


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II