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Theresa M. Kelley

Theresa M. Kelley is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here recent book, Clandestine Marriage: Botany and Romantic Culture (Johns Hopkins, 2012), was awarded the 2012 British Society for the Science and Literature award for the best book in the field. She is the author of Reinventing Allegory (Cambridge, 1997), winner of the 2012 SCMLA Prize for the best scholarly book by an SCMLA scholar, and Wordsworth’s Revisionary Aesthetics (Cambridge, 1988). She writes on Romantic poetics, aesthetics, visual culture, and philosophy. Her published essays range widely to consider John Keats, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Smith, Percy Shelley, William Blake, G. W. F. Hegel, J. W. von Goethe, and Theodor Adorno. She is writing two books, a study of how Romantic writers narrate possible futures, entitled Reading for the Future, and an investigation of color theory and global practice in the decades on both sides of 1800.


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