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Frances Ferguson is Mary Elizabeth Garrett Professor in Arts and Sciences and Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English at Johns Hopkins University. She is author of Wordsworth: Language as Counter-spirit, Solitude and the Sublime: Romanticism and the Aesthetics of Individuality, and Pornography, The Theory: What Utilitarianism Did To Action and essays on eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and on literary theory. She is currently working on a study of education in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and a discussion of recent accounts of reading.