Suzanne L Barnett, PHD

Suzanne L Barnett, PHD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department : English

Email : suzanne.barnett@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7419

Office : MGL 401

Education

PHD, University of Pennsylvania
BA, CUNY Hunter College

About

Office hours for spring 2015: 

Miguel Hall room 401

Mondays: 11:00-12:00

Wednesdays: 1:00-3:20

Thursdays: 11:00-12:00

and by appointment. 

 

Research

My research interests include:

  • British romanticism (poetry, the novel, and non-fiction prose)
  • The Shelley circle
  • William Blake
  • Jane Austen
  • 18th-century British literature and culture
  • children’s literature of the 18th through 21st centuries
  • Victorian literature and culture
  • 18th- and 19th-century women’s writing
  • mythology and folklore in literature
  • 18th- and 19th-century political radicalism

Professional Experience

Associate Editor, Romantic Circles Reviews

Publications & Professional Activities


Articles

“’The great God Pan is alive again’: Thomas Love Peacock and Percy Shelley in Marlow.” Essays in Romanticism, Volume 21, Number 1, 2014.

“’Harmonies divine, yet ever new’: Shelleyan Music and the Poetry of Desire in Prometheus Unbound.” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net #65-66 (March 2015).

“Generic Mutability and the Pedagogy of Realism in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Original Stories and Charlotte Smith’s The Romance of Real Life.” Romantic Circles Pedagogies Commons.  <http://www.rc.umd.edu/pedagogies>. (forthcoming 2015)

 

Editions

The Radical Aesop: William Godwin and the Juvenile Library, 1805-1825. Romantic Circles. <http://www.rc.umd.edu>. An edited digital edition co-authored and co-edited with Katherine Bennett Gustafson.

Romantic Education: Romantic Pedagogies and New Approaches to Teaching Romanticism for Romantic Circles Pedagogies Commons. <http://www.rc.umd.edu/pedagogies>. A digital edition co-authored and co-edited with Katherine Bennett Gustafson.

 

Reviews

Michael Page, The Literary Imagination from Erasmus Darwin to H. G. Wells: Science, Evolution, and Ecology (Ashgate 2012) for Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Volume 36, Issue 3, 2014.

Jonathan Sachs, Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832. Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, number 59-60, 2011.

 “Staged Reading of Prometheus Unbound the First Since 1998,” a review of Revelation Reading’s performance of Prometheus Unbound for the Keats-Shelley Association of America. http://k-saa.org/staged-reading-of-prometheus-unbound-the-first-since-1998/

Papers Presented

“Undead Shelley” at Romantic Reflections: Twins, Echoes, and Appropriations, the International Conference on Romanticism at University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. September 2014.

“’The Masque of Anarchy’ in a Global Context” at Romantic Connections, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Tokyo, June 2014.

“Please sir, I am raising the Devil”: Science and Paganism in the Shelley Circle” at Romantic Movements, the 21st annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. August 2013.  

 “Jane Austen in Popular Culture.” Student-nominated guest speaker, Rodin_24 lecture series, University of Pennsylvania. March 2013.

“Romantic Paganism in the Shelley Circle” at the first annual Keats-Shelley Symposium, Keats-Shelley Association of America. 2011.

Invited respondent, The Wise Child in Literature and Psychoanalysis conference. Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. 2010. 

“Generic Mutability and the Pedagogy of Realism in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Original Stories and Charlotte Smith’s The Romance of Real Life” at the 18th annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. 2010.

“Cheap Bread and No King’: The Bread Crisis of 1795, the St. James Park Riot, and the Spectre of Revolution” at Romantic Objects, the International Conference on Romanticism. 2007.

“William Godwin in the Nursery” at Deviance and Defiance, the 13th annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. 2005.

 

Honors & Awards

  • Huntington Library Fellow, 2014-2015
  • NEH summer scholar, “Reassessing British Romanticism,” University of Nebraska, Lincoln, June-July 2013.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Education Fellowship (University of Pennsylvania), 2008-2009.
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, 2004-2008.
  • Beinecke Scholarship, 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • Keats-Shelley Association of America
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
  • The Jane Austen Society of North America
  • International Conference on Romanticism
  • Northeast Modern Language Association

Courses Taught/Teaching

English 110: College Writing

English 248: Masterworks of British Literature: The Nature of British Literature

LLRN 102: Classical Origins of Western Culture