About Our Bloggers

Deidre Shauna Lynch
Deidre Lynch is Chancellor Jackman Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.  Her books include At Home in English: Novels, Market Culture, and the Business of Inner Meaning (which won the MLA Prize for a First Book in 1999) and Janeites: Austen's Disciples and Devotees.  She is an editor of Jane Austen's Persuasion (Oxford World's Classics, 2004) and Mary Wollstonecraft's second Vindication (W. W. Norton, 2009) and the co-editor, with Jack Stillinger, of the 8th edition of the Romantic Period volume of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.  She is currently putting the finishing touches of the 9th edition of The Norton  Anthology and completing At Home in English: A Cultural History of the Love of Literature.

Erik Simpson
Erik is an Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College.  See his Pages and Lights, a blog about teaching, the digital humanities, and liberal arts colleges.

Eric Eisner
Eric Eisner is Associate Professor of English at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he teaches courses in 18th- and 19th-century British literature, especially Romanticism, as well as courses in literary and cultural theory and on pedagogy. He is the author of Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Literary Celebrity (Palgrave, 2009) and the editor of a forthcoming Romantic Circles Praxis volume, Romantic Fandom. He is working on new projects on Keats and contemporary poetry and on reading communities in British Romanticism.

Katherine D. Harris
Katherine D. Harris, an assistant professor of English at San Jose State University, teaches courses in Romantic-Era and Nineteenth-Century British literature, women’s authorship, the literary annual, textuality and hypertextuality. Many of these issues are addressed in journal articles and chapters in edited collections, including Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America and The Poetess Archive Journal.  She edits an online resource for the study of literary annuals, The Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive, which will also become part of a comprehensive literary history of British annuals currently in progress. Dr. Harris' most current work involves the short story, the Gothic tradition and the literary annual. An edited collection of Gothic short stories from the annuals is forthcoming in 2011 with Zittaw Press.

Patricia A. Matthew
Patricia A. Matthew is an Assistant Professor of English at Montclair State University. Her research areas include: Romantic-era fiction, the history of the novel, and theories of the body. She teaches courses in British Romanticism, the history of the novel, and eighteenth and nineteenth-century political prose along with seminars on Jane Austen and Mary Shelley. She is the co-editor (with Miriam L. Wallace) of Novel Prospects: Teaching Romantic-era Fiction and has published essays in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Women’s Writing, and Pedagogy along with essays on British abolitionist prose. She is currently writing In Sickness and in Health: Illness, Conduct, and Citizenship in Romantic-Era Fiction.

Kate Singer
An Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College, Kate is also serving as editor of Romantic Circle's Pedagogies section.  She is currently at work on a project about women's poetry, epistemology, and skepticism entitled:  Against Sensibility:  Romantic Vacancy, British Women's Poetry, and the Figures of Skepticism.

Roger Whitson
Roger Whitson is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He studies British Romanticism, Digital Humanities and Emergent Media, and Comics and Graphic Novels. He is primarily interested in the twentieth- and twenty first-century reception of Romanticism, particularly William Blake in comics, film, fiction and digital media. He's currently co-writing a book on social media and William Blake with Jason Whittaker of University College Falmouth. You can find information about him at http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/~rwhitson3.

Crystal B. Lake
Crystal B. Lake is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia
Institute of Technology. Crystal completed her Ph.D. in English in 2008, and
she specializes in eighteenth-century and Romantic British Literature.
Currently, Crystal is completing work on a book project entitled, Curious
Things: Artifacts in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830
.  You can visit her website at:  http://www.crystalbellelanelake.com.

Scott Haegle
Scott Hagele is in the 4th year of the Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.  He is the English Department's Lead Graduate Teacher and is currently teaching 'Masterpieces of British Literature,' a lower-division course for non-majors.  He also leads a weekly pedagogy workshop that helps new graduate students become more reflective and innovative teachers.  Scott has previously taught 'Introduction to Women's Literature' and 'Shakespeare for Non-majors.'

Lindsey Eckert
Lindsey Eckert is a Ph.D. candidate in English and Book History at the University of Toronto.  Her dissertation, Romantic Authorship and the Production of Literary Intimacy, focuses on how texts and the material forms they take create and affect intimacy.  She is the Teaching Assistant for Deidre Lynch's course, "Romantic Poetry and Prose."