Michelle Witen obtained her DPhil from the University of Oxford, where she was also a Visiting Fellow in 2016, and holds an MA in Comparative Literature as well as a Scholars' Electives Honours BA in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Western Ontario. She has also worked at the University of Basel as an Oberassistentin.
Her monograph, Studies and Variations, and she has a forthcoming co-edited special issue of the James Joyce Quarterly on "Joyce and the Non-Human" and she is currently co-editing a volume on Modernism in Wonderland.(London: Blomsbury 2018) appeared in paperback in 2019, and examines Joyce's incorporation of musical structure across his opus. Other recent publications include a chapter on T. S. Eliot and music for the (Edinburgh: EUP 2016), an article on and hysteria (LA, Geneva: DoPe Press 2017), and a co-edited volume on (Houndmills: Palgrave 2016). She has also written articles on Joyce for Genetic Joyce
Her current research interests include 19th- and 20th-century British and Irish Literature, particularly within the contexts of music, interdisciplinarity, intermediality, and genetic criticism. Her second book focuses on 19th-century periodicals from 1850 onwards in the fiction of Thomas De Quincey, A. C. Doyle, Wilkie Collins, and Bram Stoker.