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Robert Mitchell is Assistant Professor of English at Duke University. He is the author of Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era: Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity (Routledge, 2007), and articles on P. B. Shelley, S. T. Coleridge, and Adam Smith, among other subjects. He is also co-editor of the book series In Vivo (University of Washington Press) and co-author (with Catherine Waldby) of Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism (Duke UP, 2006).