Dr. Lin Young

Part-Time Professor
Nicholson Tower


  • PhD English (Queen's University)
  • MA English (Queen's University)
  • BA English with Honours (York University)

Research Interests: Victorian supernatural fiction, children's literature and object narratives, thing theory, webcomics and cartoons. 

Teaching Interests: My teaching and publication history tend to focus on the 19th Century and fantastical genre fiction, from vampires to mad scientists to classic ghost stories. This interest in supernatural genres, and their historical origins, is most readily manifested through my interest in children's literature, which regularly offers us varied and diverse windows into the fantastic. I also have an interest in comics--specifically the emerging field of webcomics--and animation, both for children and adults.

Courses taught:

ENGL 111 Literature and Academic Writing I 
ENGL 112 Literature and Academic Writing II
ENGL 233 Children's Literature
ENGL 236 Children's Film & Television

Recent Publications

(Forthcoming). “Pixel Fantasies and Futures: Narrative ‘de-Othering’ in Queer Webcomics.” The LGBTQ Comics Reader, edited by Jonathan Lent and Allison Halsall. University of Mississippi Press.

(Forthcoming). “Curating the Vampire: Queer (Un)Natural Histories in Joseph Sheridan le Fanu’s Carmilla.” A Feast of Blood: The Vampire in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Brooke Cameron. Routledge Press.

2019. “Deadly Nausea and Monstrous Ingestion: Moral-Medical Fantasies in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature. Winter 134.

2018. “To Talk of Many Things: Chaotic Empathy and Taxidermy Anxiety in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Victorian Review. Spring 43.1.

2017. “Gutter Ghosts and Panel Phantasms: Horror and the Comic Page in Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods.” International Journal of Comic Art. Spring 19.1.