Benedick G. Turner, Ph.D.

Benedick G. Turner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Bridge Programs

English BK LI


SJC Brooklyn

  • 718.940.5863
  • Lorenzo Hall, Second floor

SJC Long Island

  • O'Connor Hall, Room N226C


Ph.D., English, New York University, 2009

M.A., English, New York University, 2003

B.A., Medieval Literature and Anthropology, Boston University, 1997

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Victorian Poetry (especially Tennyson)

Victorian non-fiction

Sherlock Holmes (especially the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle and the BBC Sherlock)

Architecture and pragmatism in the novels of Henry James

The King Arthur tradition

Medieval romance

Classical epic and drama


George R. R. Martin



Expository writing

Select Publications

“Clients Who Disappear and Colleagues Who Cannot Compete: Female Characters in the BBC’s Sherlock.”  Sherlock Holmes in Context, edited by Sam Naidu, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016, pp. 39-60.

“There’s a Name Everyone Says: Jim Moriarty and Irene Adler in Sherlock.”  Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes, edited by Nadine Farghaly, McFarland, 2015, pp. 21-39.

“A Man’s Work Must She Do: Female Manliness in Tennyson’s 'Gareth and Lynette'.” Victorian Poetry, Vol. 52, no. 3 (Fall 2014)