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Julie Carlson is Professor of English and the current director of Literature and the Mind at UC Santa Barbara.  She is the author of In the Theatre of Romanticism:   Coleridge, Nationalism, Women (Cambridge UP, 1994), England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley (Johns Hopkins UP, 2007), and co-editor with Elisabeth Weber of Speaking about Torture (Fordham UP, 2012).  She is writing a book on friendship and creativity in British Romanticism.