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Michael Edson

Assistant Professor of English; Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Editor of Eighteenth-Century Life

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Michael Edson joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2014. He teaches courses in British and transatlantic literature of the Restoration, eighteenth century, and Romanticism. His research interests include book history and Enlightenment philosophy. He is currently working on two projects, the first dealing with landscape poetry, and the second focusing on cultural memory and annotation.


B.A., English, Virginia Tech

M.A., English, University of Delaware

Ph.D., English, University of Delaware

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Novels and Other Eighteenth-Century Media

Poetic Environments, Milton to Wordsworth

Sociologies of Print, Histories of Reading

Selected Publications/Awards

Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2017)

“Affect, Poetic Movement, and the Lucretian Shipwreck.” The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation 58:3 (Fall 2017): 337-352

“Leigh Hunt, John Pomfret, and the Politics of Retirement.” European Romantic Review 25.4 (2014): 423–442.

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