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Marjorie Levinson

F.L. Huetwell Professor

Office Information:

3076 Tisch Hall
phone: 764-2563

Graduate Faculty; British; Poetry and Poetics; Romanticism American and British; Science and Literature; Theory; Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century British; Nineteenth Century British


Ph.D., Chicago  1978


The Romantic Fragment Poem: Critique of a Form(UNC Press, 1986)

Wordsworth’s Great Period Poems (Cambridge, 1986)

Keats’s Life of Allegory: Origins of a Style (Blackwell.1988)

Rethinking Historicism (editor and contributor, Blackwell, 1989)

”Romantic Poetry: The State of the Art” (MLQ, 1991)

“Pre-and Post-Dialectical Materialism” (Cultural Critique, 1993)

“News From Nowhere; Discontents of Aijaz Ahmad,” Public Culture, 1993

“Revisionist Reading: An Account of the Practice” (Studies in the Literary Imagination, 1997)

“Posthumous Critique” (In Near Ruins, ed. Nicholas Dirks, Minnesota, 1999)

“Picturing Pleasure: Poems of Elizabeth Bishop” in What's Left of Theory, English Institute volume, ed. Judith Butler, John Guillory, Routledge, 2000, pp. 192-23

"Object Loss and Object Bondage: Economies of Representation in Hardy's Poetry," ELH Summer 2006, pp. 549-580;"

“A Motion and a Spirit: Romancing Spinoza,” Studies in Romanticism, vol. 46, no.4 (Winter 2007), pp. 366-408

 "What is New Formalism,” PMLA, vol.122, no. 2 March 2007, pp.557-569; (plus online full version, 45pp)

”Of Being Numerous: Counting and Matching in Wordsworth’s Poetry,” Studies in Romanticism, Winter 2011
 " Reflections on the New Historicism," European Romantic Review, Vol. 23, No. 3, June 2012, 355-62
   "Notes and Queries on Names and Numbers," 2013, Romantic Circles Praxis,

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