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Michael Gamer

Associate Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae
Fisher-Bennett Hall 336
215-746-3766

Office Hours

On leave 2015-16.

Michael Gamer is author of Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation(Cambridge, 2000) and Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetry, which will be published by Cambridge University Press later in 2016. He is currently at work on A History of British Theatre: Staged Conflicts, under contract with Blackwell-Wiley Publishing. He is Associate Editor of the journal EIR: Essays in Romanticism and editor of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (Penguin, 2002) and Charlotte Smith's Manon L'Escaut and the Romance of Real Life (Pickering and Chatto, 2005). He works on collaboration and is fond of collaborative work, including The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Drama (edited with Jeffrey Cox, 2003) and Lyrical Ballads 1798 and 1800 (with Dahlia Porter, 2008). Essays on poetic collections, gender and performance, the novel, pornography, print culture, authorship, and dramas of spectacle have appeared in MLQ, PMLA, Novel, ELH, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Studies in Romanticism, and other journals. Written with Terry Robinson, "Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback"won the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association 2010 prize for best article. He is recipient of the Ira Abrams, Lindback, College of General Studies, David Delaura, and Alan Filreis awards for distinguished teaching.

 

Publications

Doctoral Dissertations Chaired

2015

Alyssa Connell " Paper Kingdom: Travel Literature, Chorography, and the Writing of Britain, 1660-1770"
Neşe Lisa Devenot "Altered States/Other Worlds: Romanticism, Nitrous Oxide, and the Literary Prehistory of Psychedelia"

2012

Suzanne L. Barnett "Romantic Paganism: Ecstasy and Excess in the Shelley Circle"
Katherine Bennett Gustafson "Coming of Age in the Eighteenth-Century Novel"
Myra Lotto "The Rustic Mode in Britain, 1700-1900"

2011

Daniel DeWispelare "Textual Shibboleths: Anglophony, Authority, and Authenticity, 1753-1832"
Jonathan Scott Enderle "Novel Properties: Communication, Copyright and the British Novel, 1710-1774"

2009

Linda Nurra "Signs Performing: Language and Politics in 1790s Britain"
Jared Richman "Transatlantic Realms: The Idea of America in British Literary Imagination"

2008

Carolyn Anne Jacobson "Contagious Transmissions and Charged Atmospheres: Disease Theories and Narrative in Early Victorian Novels"

2007

Dahlia Porter "'Knowledge Broken': Empiricist Method and the Forms of Romanticism"

2006

Nicole L. Brittingham Furlonge "On the Lower Frequences: Listening and African-American Expressive Culture"

Courses Taught

summer 2016

ENGL 101.950 Jane Austen  

summer 2015

ENGL 101.950 Jane Austen  

spring 2015

spring 2014

ENGL 101.401 Jane Austen and Adaptation  
ENGL 455.640 Jane Austen and Adaptation  
ENGL 800.301 Pedagogy  

fall 2013

ENGL 250.301 The Romantic Book  

summer 2012

ENGL 101.950 Jane Austen  

spring 2012

ENGL 050.001 Romantic Revolutions  
ENGL 455.640 Jane Austen and Adaptation  

fall 2011

ENGL 350.301 The Romantic Book  

summer 2010

ENGL 246.950 Romantic Drama and Theatre  

spring 2010

ENGL 551.401 The Global 1790's  
ENGL 566.640 Literature and the Law  

fall 2009

ENGL 101.401 Jane Austen and Adaptation  
ENGL 800.301 Pedagogy  

fall 2008

ENGL 250.301 The Romantic Book  

fall 2007

ENGL 760.301 National Tales  

summer 2006

ENGL 040.950 British Poetry and Painting  
ENGL 068.950 London Theatre Experience  

spring 2006

fall 2005

summer 2005

spring 2005

ENGL 299.307 Shakespeare on Trial  
ENGL 801.301 Pedagogy  

fall 2004

ENGL 199.307 Advanced Fiction Writing  

summer 2004

ENGL 068.950 London Theatre Experience  
ENGL 246.950 Romantic Drama and Theater  

spring 2004

ENGL 299.001 Jane Austen  
ENGL 801.301 Pedagogy  

summer 2003

spring 2003

ENGL 299.001 Early British Novel  

fall 2002

ENGL 299.001 The British Novel  

summer 2002

spring 2002

ENGL 311.301 The Honors Program  

fall 2001

spring 2001

ENGL 050.001 Romantic Poets  
ENGL 299.001 Gothic Novel  
ENGL 311.301 The Honors Program  

fall 2000

summer 2000

ENGL 060.950 Novel Urban Spectacles  

fall 1998

ENGL 250.301 19th Century British Poetry  

summer 1998

fall 1997

ENGL 202.302 Major British Poets  
ENGL 250.301 19th Century British Poetry  

summer 1997

fall 1996

ENGL 202.305 Major British Poets  

spring 1996

ENGL 050.001 Romantic Poets  
ENGL 299.001 Romantic Political Prose  

fall 1995

ENGL 550.301 Gothicism and Romanticism  

spring 1995

ENGL 299.003 The Scottish Enlightenment  
ENGL 299.004 Studies in Wordsworth