Daniel Williams is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Bard College. He specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and culture and also works on the literature of contemporary South and Southern Africa. His current book manuscript explores uncertainty as a phenomenon in the nineteenth-century British novel, understood in the context of developments in science, philosophy, and the law. He is also at work on a second project about climate, perception, and social representation in the nineteenth century. His articles and reviews have appeared, or are forthcoming, in journals including ELHNOVELStudies in the Novel, Victorian StudiesVictorian Literature and CultureVictorian PoetryNineteenth-Century ContextsModern Language NotesComparative Literary StudiesGenreAnglia, and Safundi, as well as in edited collections including The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence and The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities. He is co-editing a special issue of Poetics Today on “Logic and Literary Form.”