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Susan Oliver

Honorary Fellow in Literary Studies for the Department of English 
Ph.D., Cambridge
A.B., Essex

Susan Oliver visited the University of Wyoming as a Visiting Fellow in the Spring of 2013.  She joined the University in her current role in the Fall of 2013. 

Her research specialisms are late-eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature, transatlantic studies, periodical culture, and environmental writing. She also works on the more general literature and culture of the long nineteenth century. Her interests in art and music inform her work with students.
The British Academy awarded Susan the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize (2007) for Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter.  She has published on British Romantic literature, American nineteenth-century writing, and is completing a monograph on transatlantic periodical culture. Outside of Essex, Susan serves on the Executive Committees of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) and the MLA Scottish Literature Group. She has been a Bibliographer for the Modern Language Association (MLA) since 2005.

Susan will be an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library in 21013/14 (two months in residence). She has held Fellowships at the University of Wyoming, the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia (British Academy/APS joint award), the MLA, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University, and at Essex.  She is Honorary Fellow in English at the University of Wyoming and a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Research Interests

  •     Romantic period

  •     Byron

  •     Walter Scott

  •     Charles Lamb

  •     Scottish literature

  •     Ballads and folk literature

  •     Late 18th Century British and American literature

  •     19th century British and American literature

  •     Charles Brockden Brown

  •     Periodicals and magazines

  •     Transatlantic studies; 18th and 19th century literature

  •     Nature writing and ecocriticism

  •     Borders and cultural encounters

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