Dillon, Steven C.

Steven C. Dillon





Hathorn Hall, Room 307


B.A., Colorado, summa cum laude, 1982
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale 1988
Dissertation: “Tragic Idyll: Studies in the Poetics of Virgil, Milton, and Tennyson”


Teaching: Contemporary American Poetry, Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Film
Research: Hollywood film, American Independent film, European Art Film, Godard

Film Courses



Derek Jarman and Lyric Film: The Mirror and the Sea (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004).

The Solaris Effect: Art and Artifice in Contemporary American Film, forthcoming (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007).


“Lyricism and Accident in The Sweet Hereafter,” Literature/Film Quarterly 31 (2003), no.3, 227-30.

“Illustrations of Time: Watches, Dials, and Clocks in Victorian Pictures,” The Victorian Illustrated Book, ed. Richard Maxwell (Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 2002), 52-90.

“Barrett Browning’s Poetic Vocation: Crying, Singing, Breathing,” Victorian Poetry 39 (2001), 509-32.

“Victorian Interior,” Modern Language Quarterly 62 (2001), 83-116.

“Resurfacing Collins’ Basil,” Wilkie Collins Society Journal, n.s. 3 (2000), 5-16.

“The Archaeology of Victorian Literature,” Modern Language Quarterly 54 (1993), 237-62.

“Sensational and Canonical: Arthur Hallam and Tennyson’s 1830 Poems,” Victorian Poetry 30 (1992), 95-108.

“George Eliot and the Feminine Gift,” Studies in English Literature: 1500-1900 32 (1992), 707-21.

“Browning and the Figure of Life,” Texas Studies in Language and Literature 32 (1990), 169-86.

“Milton and the Poetics of Extremism,” Milton Studies 25 (1989), 265-83.

“Milton and Tennyson’s ‘Guinevere,'” English Literary History 54 (1987), 129-53.