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  • Professor, English


  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


  • “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.
  • "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.
  • "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.