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Laura George

Professor and Literature Coordinator 2017-2018

Dr. Laura J. George 612E Pray-Harrold; Fall 2017 Office Hours T 2:00 - 5;00; W 2:00 - 5:00; Th 3:00 - 5:00, and by appointment




PhD 1993 English Literature, Ohio State University

MA 1988   English Literature, Ohio State University

BA 1984   Classical Greek, Bryn Mawr College

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Laura J. George writes about British Romantic Poetry with a particular focus on fashion and masculinity in the work of William Wordsworth and Lord Byron. 


LITR 102: Introduction to the Reading of Poetry

ENGL 300W: Writing About Literature

LITR 316: Studies in British Romanticism

LITR 470: Studies in Poetry

LITR 480: Studies in Literature and Culture: past topics include Ghost Stories, Masculinities, Fashion

LITR 490: Senior Seminar

LITR 510: Critical Practices in Literary Studies

LITR 570: Studies in British Romanticism

Recent Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications:

"Fashion, Self-Fashioning, and the Body."  Byron in Context, edited by Clara Tuite, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.

 "Austen's Muslin."  Crossings in Text and Textiles, edited by Katherine Joslin and Daneen Wardrop.  University of New Hampshire Press, 2015. 73-102.

"The Technique of Ordinary Poetry: Colridgean Notes toward a Genealogy of Technique,"   European Romantic Review 18.2 (2007 April): 195-203.

"Reification and the Dandy: BeppoByron, and Other Queer Things," Romanticism on the Net 36-37 (2004 November-2005 February).

Recent Presentations:

"Man in Black: Benjamin Robert Haydon's 'Wordsworth on Helvellyn.'" International Conference on Romanticism.  Colorado College. Colorado Springs, CO.  October 20 - 23, 2016.

"'Tongue-favored men': the Physicality of Eloquence in Book VII of William Wordsworth's The Prelude."  International Conference on Romanticism.  Brigham Young University.  Park City, UT.  October 15-17, 2015.  

"'Passing well in these toys': Lord Byron's Sardanapalus and the Poetics of Queer Things."  International Conference on Romanticism.  University of St. Thomas.  St. Paul, MN.  September 25-28, 2014.

"Lord Byron and the Double-Binds of John Edleston's Gift."  North American Society for the Study of Romanticism.  Bethesda, MD.  July 9-13, 2014.