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George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English

Selected Publications and Projects

Editor, Romantic-Era Irish Women Poets in English. Cork University Press, 2021.

Refractions. Shechem Press, 2014.

British Women Poets and the Romantic Writing Community. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Editor, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Poetry and Prose. A Longman Cultural Edition. New York: Longman, 2009.

Editor, Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. An electronic textbase of 90+ volumes by 50+ poets. Alexander Street Press, 2008.

History (poetry). Minneapolis: Mid-List Press, 2005.

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. Co-Edited with Nancy J. Kushigian. Alexander Street Press. 2002.

Romanticism and Women Poets: Opening the Doors of Reception, co-edited with Harriet Kramer Linkin. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999.

Royal Mourning and Regency Culture: Elegies and Memorials of Princess Charlotte. London/New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's, 1997.

Romanticism, Radicalism, and the Press, edited with an introductory essay by Stephen C. Behrendt. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1997.

A Step in the Dark (poetry). Minneapolis: Mid-List Press, 1996.

Reading William Blake. London/New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's, 1992.

Current research activities include projects on Romantic women writers and radical politics, William Blake, Romantic fiction, and issues of canonicity and periodicity in the Romantic period.

Courses Regularly Taught

British Poetry of the Romantic Period


Seminars in individual Romantic authors

Women writers of the Romantic period

Romantic Ficton

Interdisciplinary Theory


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Areas of Interest

British Romanticism

Later 18th-century British literature

Women writers of the Romantic period

Literature and the Other Arts


The Shelley circle

Creative Writing (Poetry)