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Discipline Analysis Essays: British Literature

Susan Wolfson

Susan J. Wolfson is Professor of English at Princeton University, where she has been since 1991. Before then she taught for thirteen years at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her degree is from the University of California at Berkeley, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her publications have concerned a variety of subjects in the British Romantic era. Her most recent book is Formal Charges: The Shaping of Poetry in British Romanticism (Stanford University Press, 1996). Other books include: The Questioning Presence: Wordsworth, Keats, and the Interrogative Mode in Romantic Poetry (Cornell University Press, 1986); Lord Byron: Selected Poems co-edited with Peter Manning (Penguin, 1996), and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, a critical edition coedited with Barry V. Qualls (Washington Square Press, 1995). She is currently completing Figures on the Margin: The Language of Gender in British Romanticism forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press, an edition of Felicia Hemans, coedited with Gary Kelley; and “The Romantics & their Contemporaries,” coedited with Peter Manning, for The Longman’s Anthology of British Literature (forthcoming 1997). She has published numerous essays and articles on such subjects as “Romanticism and Gender Criticism” (for The Five-Book Prelude, William Wordsworth, edited by Duncan Wu, forthcoming 1997) and on specific issues of gender in the Romantic era as they variously shape the writing of Felicia Hemans, the subject of the soul, John Keats, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Mary Lamb, and girls’ readings of Shakespeare. Return to Discipline Analysis: British Literature Essay