Suzanne L Barnett, PHD

Suzanne L Barnett, PHD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department : English

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7419

Office : MGL 401


PHD, University of Pennsylvania
BA, CUNY Hunter College


Office hours for fall 2014: 

Miguel Hall room 401

Tuesdays 11:00-12:50

Wednesdays 11:00-12:50

Fridays 11:00-12:50

and by appointment. I'm also usually in my office on Tuesdays and Fridays between 11:00 and 12:00.


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

Publications & Professional Activities


“’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 (Summer 2014).

“The Five Most Common Writing Mistakes and How to Fix Them.” Diversity Crossroads, The University of Bridgeport, volume 7, issue 1, February/March 2013.

“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.  <>. (forthcoming 2015)



The Radical Aesop: William Godwin and the Juvenile Library, 1805-1825. Romantic Circles. <>. 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. <>. A digital edition co-authored and co-edited with Katherine Bennett Gustafson.



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.

Honors & Awards

  • Huntington Library Fellow, 2014
  • 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