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Jon Klancher teaches nineteenth century literature and cultural studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He is author of The Making of English Reading Audiences, 1790-1832 (1987) and has published essays on nineteenth-century popular writing, the political history of Romantic criticism, genre, Coleridge, Godwin, and other figures in ELH, Studies in Romanticism, MLQ, and other journals. He has also edited a collection of articles, "Romanticism and Its Publics: A Forum," for SiR. Among awards, he has held Guggenheim, NEH, and Mellon fellowships.