Elisha Cohn's research focuses on Victorian literature with an emphasis on the novel and theories of the aesthetic. Her book, Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel (Oxford University Press, 2016), considers how states of reverie and trance shaped aesthetic forms. She has also published essays in Contemporary Literature, Victorian Studies, Journal of Victorian Culture and elsewhere. Her current interests include the history of neuroscience, animal studies, and affect theory.
- Nineteenth Century British literature and culture
- Literature and science
- History and theory of the novel
- Lyric poetry