Assistant Professor, British literature
Office: 803 Strode
Erin M. Goss received her PhD from Emory University in 2005 with a dissertation on revelation in 19th-century literature. Her research interests include 18th- and 19th-century British literature and intellectual history, environmental thought, and theories of the body. Her current work focuses on 18th- and 19th-century female poets’ responses to their literary peers and precedents.
“Almost Unmade: Hopkins and the Body Apocalyptic.” Victorian Poetry 49.1 (Spring 2011): 83-103.
“Reading Cant, Transforming the Nation: Thomas Carlyle’s Past and Present.” In Victorian Transformations: Genre, Nationalism, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Literature, ed. Bianca Tredennick. (Farnham, England: Ashgate Press, April 2011).
“What is Called Corporeal: William Blake and the Question of the Body.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 51.4 (Winter 2010): 413-430.
“Midas-Eared England: The Production of Meaning in Carlyle’s Past and Present.” Prose Studies 30.3 (December 2008): 266-285.
Revealing Bodies: The Grounds of Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century. Forthcoming (2011-12) in “Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850,” a series at Bucknell University Press.
“Prophecy.” Essay-length entry for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (4 Vol.), Vol. I: Poetry, ed. Frederick Burwick, Nancy M. Goslee, and Diane Long Hoeveler. (forthcoming)