Chris Snodgrass received his BA from Wabash College, and his MA and PhD from SUNY-Buffalo. Most of his scholarly research has focused on late Victorian literature and art, particularly the 1890s, touching on intellectual history and cultural studies. He has published numerous articles on figures such as Carlyle, Swinburne, Wilde, Dowson, Symons, and Beardsley, among others. He is the author of Aubrey Beardsley, Dandy of the Grotesque (Oxford UP, 1995), which was named by the CHOICE library service as one of the “outstanding academic books of 1995.”
Professor Snodgrass is currently writing a second book on Beardsley (and fin-de-sièclesexuality), provisionally titled Elegant Monsters: Aubrey Beardsley and Late-Victorian Narratives of Sexuality.
Among his recent graduate seminars have been “Movements in Victorian Literature and Art: Aestheticism and the Decadence,” “Sexual Identity and Representation in Late Victorian Literature and Art,” “Issues in Victorian Culture: The Woman Question in the Fin de Siècle,” and “Theorizing Decadence: Images of Men, Women, and Other Monsters in Late-Victorian Mythologies.” He served for eight years as the chief negotiator for collective bargaining contracts on behalf of Florida’s state university faculty.