Karen Swann

Karen Swann
Morris Professor of Rhetoric
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Education

B.A. Oberlin College (1975)
M.A. Cornell University (1979)
Ph.D. Cornell University, English Literature (1983)

Areas of Expertise

British romantic-literature, including romantic poetry, colonial literature, and the literature of natural history; poetics and eco-poetics; contemporary poetry.

Scholarship/Creative Work

Scholarship, including recent publications:

Book in progress: Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge.

“The Mask of Keats.” Romantic Praxis (online), special issue on “Minimal
Romanticism,” ed. David L. Clark and Jacques Khalip. Spring 2016.

“Teaching Jerusalem.” European Romantic Review, ed. Jonathan Mulrooney 25:3 (June
2014), 397-402.

“Blake’s Jerusalem: Friendship with Albion.” Blackwell’s Companion to British Romanticism, ed. Charles Mahoney. Blackwell’s, 2011.

“Shelley’s Pod People.” Romantic Praxis(online). Winter 2005.

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism