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  • Professor, English
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Presentations

  • “Shelley and the History of the Present,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Chicago, IL, August 10, 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/10/2019.
  • “System of the Heavens: Kant and De Quincey on the Age of the Earth,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22, 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/22/2019.
  • “Sentiment and System,” to be presented at the at the Columbia University Faculty Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture, March 12, 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 03/2019.
  • “Jane Austen and the Morphology of the Marriage Plot,” Society for the Study of the Novel Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 2, 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2018.
  • “Jane Austen and the Morphology of the Marriage Plot,” British Studies Research Interest Group, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, April 26, 2018. Other, Presented, 04/2018.
  • “Shelley and the History of the Present,” Work-in-Progress Colloquium, Department of English, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, December 8, 2017. Other, Presented, 12/08/2017.
  • “Shelley, Irony, and History,” Northwest Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Symposium, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, October 21, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/21/2017.
  • “Critical Discussions Roundtable: Romantic Studies in 2017,” School of Writing, Literature, and Film, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, October 20, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/20/2017.
  • “Shelley and Lyric Biogeochemistry,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, August 11, 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/11/2017.
  • “Systems Failure and the Form of the Social,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, MN, March 30, 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/30/2017.
  • “Systems Failure and the Form of the Social,” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Salt Lake City, UT, February 17, 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/17/2017.
  • “Shelley and the Form of Progress,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Berkeley, CA, August 13, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2016.
  • “Scale and Arrangement in Austen,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2016.
  • “De Quincey’s Systems,” Wasatch Romantic and Eighteenth-Century Studies Symposium, Provo, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/24/2014.
  • “Systematicity Without Systems,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/09/2014.
  • “Close Reading Today,” Seminar Chair, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cleveland, OH. Other, Presented, 04/06/2013.
  • “Invisible Circumstances: Johnson and Sterne,” Tanner Humanities Center Work-in-Progress Series, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 02/05/2013.
  • “De Quincey’s Mail,” Long Romanticism Working Group, Department of English, Brigham Young University, May 5, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • “From Map to Network in Humphry Clinker,” Department of English, University of Denver, May 13, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • “Smollett’s Letters,” Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago, February 23, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2011.
  • “De Quincey’s Mail,” Work-in-Progress Colloquium, Department of English, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, November 19, 2010. Other, Presented, 11/2010.
  • “Publication and Mediation in ‘The English Mail-Coach,’” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Vancouver, BC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/21/2010.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Publications

  • Review of Babel in Russian and Other Literatures and Topographies: The Tower, the State, and the Chaos of Language by Martin Meisel (Lexington Books, 2019). Forthcoming in Modern Philology. Accepted, 02/2020.
  • “Periodical Culture, the Literary Review and the Mass Media.” In Byron in Context. Ed. Clare Tuite. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 246-54. Published, 10/2019.
  • Systems Failure: The Uses of Disorder in English Literature. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. Published, 04/2019.
  • “From Map to Network in Humphry Clinker.” ELH 83:3 (2016): 771-93. Published, 09/2016.
  • “De Quincey’s Systems.” In “Romantic Systems.” Ed. Mark Canuel. Romantic Circles Praxis Series (2016). Published, 03/2016.
    http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/systems/praxis.system...
  • "Audience, Irony, and Shelley." Romanticism: Criticism and Debates. Ed. Mark Canuel. London: Routledge, 2015. 170-79. Published, 01/2015.
  • "NASSR 2011: Romanticism and Independence." Co-edited with Nicholas Mason. Special Issue of European Romantic Review 23:3 (2012). Published, 06/2012.
  • “Publication and Mediation in ‘The English Mail-Coach.’” European Romantic Review 22:3 (2011): 323-30. Published, 06/2011.
  • “What Jane Austen Read (in the Hampshire Chronicle).” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 57-58 (2010). Published, 04/2011.
    http://www.erudit.org/revue/ravon/2010/v/n57-58/10...
  • "Godwin's Handshake." PMLA 122:3 (2007): 696-710. Published, 05/2007.
  • Romanticism and the Rise of the Mass Public. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Published, 03/2007.