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Michael Edson

Associate 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.


Ph.D., English, University of Delaware

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Eighteenth-Century Novel

Making and Breaking the Canon

Cultures of Reading

Selected Publications/Awards

"Rescaling Falconer’s The Shipwreck: Poetic Time, Labor, and the Problem of Immersion.” Forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Life (2023)

“Satire as Gossip: Lady Anne Hamilton’s The Epics of the Ton.” British Women Satirists in the Long Eighteenth Century. Ed. Amanda Hiner and Elizabeth Tasker Davis. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2022. 207–225. 

“Manuscript Notations and Cultural Memory.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 50 (2021): 169–184.

To learn more about Michael Edson's publications, click here.  Personal site.

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