Lecturer and Laurus Faculty Adviser


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A. 1990
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A. in English 2003
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Phd in English 2008

Professional Areas of Specialty and Interest

  • 19th Century British Literature and Culture
  • Romantic Poetry
  • Romantic Fiction
  • Victorian Fiction
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century
  • Digital Humanities Research
  • Science Fiction
  • 18th Century British Literature
  • Environmental Literature

Courses Taught

  • English 395H: Senior Honors Seminar: Voices of Wonder: Literary Encounters with Science, Technology, and the Future
  • English 405E: Modern Fiction
  • Introduction to English Studies
  • British Novel 1700-1900
  • Short Story
  • Writing: Rhetoric
  • Writing from Literature
  • English 331: "The Long Romantic Period"
  • English 210I: Illness and Health in Literature
  • English 189H: Honors Seminars, "Famous Monsters" and "Science Fiction"
  • English 331:  Britain and Empire: The Encounter with India, 1780-1950
  • English 298:  Science Fiction

Personal Statement on Teaching and Research

I see teaching, writing, reading, and scholarship as an ongoing practice of exploration and discovery for students and myself.  It’s through this practice of exploration and discovery that we can try to make sense of ourselves and the world, past, present, and future.

Selected Publications and Projects

The Literary Imagination from Erasmus Darwin to H.G. Wells: Science, Evolution, Ecology.  Ashgate, 2012.

“Ecological Visions in Golden Age American Science Fiction:  Evolutionary, Pastoral, Apocalyptic.” Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction.  Eds. Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanely Robinson.  Wesleyan UP, forthcoming.

“Romantic Science Fiction.”  Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Romanticism. Blackwell’s, 2012.

“Edward Lytton Bulwer,” “J.C. Loudon,” and “Jane (Webb) Loudon.” Biographical essays for s the Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Romanticism. Blackwell’s 2012.

The Man with the Strange Head and Other Science Fiction Stories by Dr. Miles J. Breuer, edited with an introduction by Michael R. Page.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

“The Darwin Before Darwin: Erasmus Darwin, Visionary Science, and Romantic Poetry.” PLL: Papers on Language and Literature 41:2 (Spring 2005). 146-69.

“Mary Meeke’s Something Strange: the Development of the Novel and the Possibilities of the Imagination.”  Romantic Textualities 11:1 (December 2003).

“‘A Lady of Newry’: Critical Introduction.”  Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period.  Alexandria: Alexander Street Press, 2008.

Digital Projects on Cecilia Cooper, Mary Meeke, John Mitford, and Interdisciplinary Curricular Approaches to the Nineteenth Century.

Review Contributor in the Romanticism Section for the Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies

Michael Page
Lecturer, Department of English
300 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333