Matthew Russell


Room: Curtain Hall, Room 779


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Current Research Interests:

British and European Romanticism
18th- and 19th-century literature and culture
Political Philosophy and Critical Theory
Digital Humanities

Current Teaching Interests:

Classical Epic
Comparative Romantic Poetics
The Evolution of the European Novel
Cyberpunk Film and Fiction
Literary Theory

Recent Publications:

“Falling Into Lethe: Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets and the Poetics of Oblivion.” European Romantic Review (Under review).

“Decompositions: Decay and Forgetting in Charlotte Smith and John Clare,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington (January 7, 2012).

“The Romantic Essay as Fragment: Smith, Godwin, Wordsworth,” Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Cleveland, Ohio (November 9-11, 2007).

“Memento minimum: Facing literature in Coleridge and Levinas,” Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 9-11, 2005).

Review of David J. Gordon, Imagining the End of Life in Post-Enlightenment Poetry: Voices Against the Void (2005). Cultural Critique (Resubmitted).

Review of Clark Davis, Hawthorne's Shyness: Ethics, Politics, and the Question of Engagement (2005). Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 39:2 (2006): 171-4.

Review of Margaret Cohen, Translation of Sophie Cottin, Claire d'Albe (2002). Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 37.1 (2004): 114-6.

“Resisting Sentiment, Refusing History: Lady Morgan, Sophie Cottin and the Problem with Sentimental Communities,” 31st Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Austin, Texas (October 27-29, 2005).