Scholarship

Most of my scholarly focused on British Romanticism, particularly British poetry of the 1780s and 90s. But I am now studying rock/pop music from 1975-1990.

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Here are the best parts of my CV:

PUBLICATIONS—BOOKS

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth. Ed. Richard Gravil and Robinson. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015.

Myself and Some Other Being: Wordsworth and the Life Writing. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2014.

The Poetry of Mary Robinson: Form and Fame. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

William Wordsworth’s Poetry: A Reader’s Guide. London: Continuum, 2010.

Poems. Ed. Robinson. Vols. 1 and 2 of The Works of Mary Robinson. Gen. ed. William Brewer. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009.

Lyrical Ballads and Related Writings. Ed. William Richey and Robinson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

A Century of Sonnets: The Romantic-Era Revival, 1750–1850. Ed. Paula R. Feldman and Robinson. New York: Oxford UP, 1999, paperback edition 2001.

PUBLICATIONS—ESSAYS
Essays in Books and Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Mary Robinson’s Poetry and Questions of Quality.” Editing Women’s Writing, 1670–1840. Ed. Amy Culley and Anna M. Fitzer. Chawton Studies in Scholarly Editing. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2018. 43–59.

“The Sonnet.” William Wordsworth in Context. Ed. Andrew Bennett. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015. 136–44.

“Wordsworth and Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads.” The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth. Ed. Richard Gravil and Daniel Robinson. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. 168–85.

“The River Duddon and Wordsworth, Sonneteer.” The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth. Ed. Richard Gravil and Daniel Robinson. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. 289–308.

“‘Unrememberable Being’: Wordsworth Writing about Writing about Memory.” Grasmere 2013: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference. Penrith: Humanities-Ebooks, 2014. 74–87.

“Gothic Prosody: Monkish Perversity and the Poetics of Weird Form.” Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century. Eds. Monika Elbert and Bridget M. Marshall. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. 155–71.

“Wordsworth’s Sonnets, Newspaper Verse, and the ‘Moving Accident.’” Grasmere 2011: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference. Penrith: Humanities-Ebooks, 2012. 111–27.

“Saul Dibb’s The Duchess, Mary Robinson, and Georgiana’s Social Network.” The Wordsworth Circle 42 (2011): 193–97.

“Della Crusca, Anna Matilda, and Ludic Sensibility.” The Wordsworth Circle 42 (2011): 170–75.

“The Poets ‘Perplext’: Southey and Robinson at Work on the Morning Post.” The Wordsworth Circle 42 (2011): 5–9.

“Learning Service: Teaching Literature as Civic Engagement.” (with Janine Utell) Civic Engagement and Service Learning in a Metropolitan University. Ed. Stephen Wilhite, Michael Ledoux, and Paula Silver. Hauppauge: Nova Science, 2011. 65–77.

“Mary Robinson and the Della Crusca Network.” Grasmere 2010: Selected Papers from the 40th Anniversary Wordsworth Summer Conference. Penrith: Humanities-Ebooks, 2010. 115–25.

“To Scorn or To ‘Scorn not the Sonnet.’” Blackwell Companion to Romantic Poetry. Ed. Charles Mahoney. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010. 62–77.

“Mary Robinson and the Trouble with Tabitha Bramble.” The Wordsworth Circle 41 (2010): 142–46.

“‘Everybody’s a Star’: Rock Stardom, the Kinks, and Ray Davies’ Songs of Self-Consciousness.” (with William Richey) The CEA Critic 66.2–3 (2004): 21–38.

“Elegiac Sonnets: Charlotte Smith’s Formal Paradoxy.” Papers on Language and Literature 39 (2003): 185–220.

“Wollstonecraft and Religion.” A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Ed. Adriana Craciun. London: Routledge, 2002. 71–73.

“‘Still Glides the Stream’: Form and Function in Wordsworth’s River Duddon Sonnets.” European Romantic Review 13 (2002): 449–64.

“‘Work Without Hope’: Anxiety and Embarrassment in Coleridge’s Sonnets.” Studies in Romanticism 39 (2000): 81–110.

“Sara Coleridge.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 199: Victorian Women Poets. Ed. William B. Thesing. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. 114–19.

“Alice Meynell.” Encyclopedia of the Essay. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.

“Taking ‘Other Liberties’ with Hazlitt’s Liber Amoris.” Studies in Short Fiction 34 (1997): 141–49.

“Coleridge, Mary Robinson, and the Prosody of Dreams.” Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams (special issue on Samuel Taylor Coleridge) 7.2 (1997): 119–40.

“Theodicy Versus Feminist Strategy in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Fiction.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 9 (1997): 183–202.

“Evelyn Waugh in the Best of all Possible Worlds: Decline and Fall, a Comedy of Theodicy.” English Language Notes 34 (1996): 77–86.

“Forging the Poetical Novel: The Elision of Form in Anna Seward’s Louisa.” The Wordsworth Circle 27 (1996): 25–29.

“Reviving the Sonnet: Women Romantic Poets and the Sonnet Claim.” European Romantic Review 6 (1995): 98–127.

“From ‘Mingled Measure’ to ‘Ecstatic Measures’: Mary Robinson’s Poetic Reading of ‘Kubla Khan.’” The Wordsworth Circle 26 (1995): 4–7.

“Arthur Hugh Clough: 1983–92.” (with Patrick Scott) Victorian Poetry 31.3 (1993): 293–303.

Shorter Pieces

Review of Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual, 1823–1835 by Katherine D. Harris. European Romantic Review 28 (2017): 500–503.

“Jenny Kissed Me [by Leigh Hunt].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 16 June 2014. Web.

Review of Key Concepts in Romantic Literature by Jane Moore and John Strachan. Romanticism 19.2 (2013): 226–28.

“Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood [by Wordsworth].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 7 January 2013. Web.

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud [by Wordsworth].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 16 May 2012. Web.

“Southey, Robert.” The Milton Encyclopedia. Ed. Thomas N. Corns. New Haven: Yale UP, 2012. 345.

“Resolution and Independence [by Wordsworth].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 17 October 2011. Web.

“Christabel [by Coleridge].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 7 June 2011. Web.

Review of The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie, edited by Shelley King and John B. Pierce. The Wordsworth Circle 41 (Autumn 2010): 248–49.

Review of Borderlines: The Shiftings of Gender in British Romanticism by Susan J. Wolfson. European Romantic Review 21.4 (2010): 493–96.

Ainsi va le monde, A Poem [by Mary Robinson].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 16 February 2010. Web.

“Samuel Taylor Coleridge,” “Crazy Kate,” “Simon Lee,” “The Female Vagrant,” “The Thorn,” “To the Poppy.” Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2010.

“The Eolian Harp [by Coleridge].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 15 February 2010. Web.

“Kubla Khan [by Coleridge].” The Literary Encyclopedia. 19 January 2010. Web.

“On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer.” The Literary Encyclopedia. 23 February 2009. Web.

“Paula R. Feldman.” Keats-Shelley Journal 57 (2008): 21–23.

“‘The Circle Is Now Complete’: Concluding Star Wars.” Widener Magazine 16.2 (2005): 22–24.

Review of Re-Visioning Romanticism: British Women Writers, 1776–1837 edited by Carol Shiner Wilson and Joel Haefner. Keats-Shelley Journal 46 (1997): 212–14.

Review of A Moment’s Monument: Revisionary Poetics and the Nineteenth-Century English Sonnet by Jennifer Ann Wagner. The Wordsworth Circle 27 (1996): 215–16.

“Mary Robinson” and “Elizabeth Montagu.” Feminist Writers. Ed. Pamela Kester-Shelton. Detroit: St. James Press, 1996.

CONFERENCE PAPERS, LECTURES, TALKS

“Mary Shelley’s Other Creature.” English Faculty Lecture, Widener University, October 2017.

“Anthologos: Romancing the Romantics.” Lecture, Editing the Nineteenth Century: A Symposium. St. Andrews University, Scotland, April 2017.

“What Is All This Sweet Work Worth?” Textual Editing Workshop, Editing the Nineteenth Century: A Symposium. St. Andrews University, Scotland, April 2017.

“Editing Mary Robinson’s Poetry and Questions of Quality.” Wordsworth Summer Conference. Rydal, UK, August 2016.

“Coleridge in Love.” Humanities Colloquium, Widener University, October 2015.

“‘One Work’: the Lyrical Ballads that Was.” Keynote lecture, Wordsworth Summer Conference. Rydal, UK, August 2014.

“Wordsworth and the Spectral Lyric; or, A Scotland of the Mind.” 129th MLA Annual Convention. Chicago, IL, January 2014.

“Wordsworth Writing Wordsworth.” English Faculty Lecture, Widener University, September 2013.

“‘Unrememberable Being’: Wordsworth Writing about Writing about Memory.” Wordsworth Summer Conference. Rydal, UK, August 2013.

“Southey and the Forgotten Sonnets of the Morning Post.” Robert Southey and Romanticism: The Lake School in Context. Keswick, UK, July 2013.

“Moulds and Forms: Wordsworth’s 1815 Preface and the Sonnet as Idyllium.” International Conference on Romanticism. Tempe, AZ, November 2012.

“Lyric, Narrative, and Spots of Time in The Trip.” Wordsworth Summer Conference. Grasmere, UK, August 2012.

“Mary Tighe and the Henry Moore Notebooks.” Talk at Chawton House Library. Chawton, UK, July 2012.

“Wordsworth’s Border Lyrics.” College English Association Conference. Richmond, VA, April 2012.

“Wordsworth on the Duddon.” Wordsworth Winter School. Rydal, UK, February 2012.

“Mary Robinson’s Oberon.” International Conference on Romanticism. Montreal, ON, November 2011.

“Wordsworth’s Sonnets, Newspaper Verse, and the ‘Moving Accident.’” Wordsworth Summer Conference. Grasmere, United Kingdom, August, 2011.

“Daniel Stuart and the Poetry of The Morning Post.” British Association for Romantic Studies. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, July, 2011.

“Financial and Familial Liability in Thomas Holcroft’s The Road to Ruin.” College English Association Conference. St. Petersburg, FL, April 2011.

“The Importance of the Job Letter.” (panelist) College English Association Conference. St. Petersburg, FL, April 2011.

“The Duchess, Mary Robinson, and Georgiana’s Social Network.” 126th MLA Annual Convention. Los Angeles, January 2011.

“Mary Robinson and the Della Crusca Network.” Wordsworth Summer Conference. Grasmere, UK, August 2010.

“The Poets ‘Perplext’: Southey, Robinson, and the Poetry of the Morning Post.” Conference on Southey and Romantic Contexts. Keswick, UK, April, 2010.

“Mary Robinson, the Petrarchan Sappho—or the Sapphic Petrarch?” College English Association Conference. San Antonio, TX, March, 2010.

“Mary Robinson’s ‘Tabitha Bramble Visits the Metropolis.’” International Conference on Romanticism. City University of New York, New York, NY, November 2009.

“Urban and Suburban in Mary Robinson’s Political Poetry.” Conference on Christianity and Literature. Wheaton College, IL, September 2009.

“‘I Rebel—Therefore We Exist’: Reading Milton with Camus.” College English Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, March, 2009.

“‘The One Just Man Alive’: Milton and the Poetics of Virtuous Rebellion.” Conference on Christianity and Literature. Bridgewater College, VA, October 2008.

“Byron’s Turkish Tales and Hypermasculinity.” (invited faculty lecture) 2nd International Student Byron Conference, Byron Research Center, Messolonghi, Greece, June 2003.

“The ‘Secret Ministry’ of Fear in Coleridge’s Fears in Solitude Volume.” College English Association Conference. St. Petersburg, FL, April 2003.

“‘Everybody’s A Star’: A Kinky Deconstruction of Tommy and Ziggy Stardust.” 118th MLA Annual Convention. New York City, December 2002.

“Propagating a Race of Devils: Frankenstein and Hereditary Evolution.” (with John Serembus) College English Association Conference. Cincinnati, OH, April 2002.

“The Non-canonical Lyrical Ballads.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 2001.

“Charlotte Smith and Formal Paradoxy.” College English Association Conference. Charleston, SC, April 2000.

“Recasting Coleridge’s Eminent Characters.” Wordsworth Summer Conference. Grasmere, UK, August 1998.

“‘Still Glides the Stream’: Form and Function in Wordsworth’s The River Duddon.” American Conference on Romanticism. University of Georgia, January 1998.

“Work Without Hope: The Sonnets of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.” Carolinas Symposium on British Studies. Augusta State University, October 1997.

“Inscrutable Evil and the Language of Theodicy in Shelley’s The Cenci.” Philological Association of the Carolinas. Winthrop University, March 1996.

“Re-connecting the Verse Epistle and the Epistolary Novel.” Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 1995.

“Forging the Poetical Novel: The Elision of Form in Anna Seward’s Louisa.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference. U of Maryland—Baltimore County, July 1995.

“Cross-dressing the Sonnet: Mary Robinson’s Sappho and Phaon.” Fourth Annual Conference on 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers. University of Notre Dame, March 1995.

“The Sonnet Claim: Self-Canonization and the Women Romantic Poets.” Wordsworth Summer Conference. Grasmere, UK, August 1994.

“From ‘Mingled Measure’ to ‘Ecstatic Measures’: Mary Robinson’s Poetic Reading of ‘Kubla Khan.’” Coleridge Summer Conference. Somerset, England, July 1994.