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Brian McGrath

Brian McGrath

Associate Professor, British literature and literary theory

Office: 607 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-3151

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Emory University; M.A. English, University of Maine at Orono; B.A. English, Northwestern University

Curriculum Vitae


Romanticism, Poetry and Poetics, Aesthetic and Literary Theory

Research Interests
European Romanticism, Poetry and Poetics, and Literary, Aesthetic, and Rhetorical Theory


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Poetics of Unremembered Acts: Reading, Lyric, Pedagogy. Northwestern University Press 2013.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

"Impassivities: From Paradise Lost to Hellas," Comparative Literature 72.2 (Summer 2020): 114-127.

"Shelley, Among other Things," MLN 133.5 (December 2018): 1188-1205.

"Understating Poetry," New Literary History 49.3 (Summer 2018): 289-308.

"Dead Men Running," diacritics 42.4 (2014): 80-97.

"For Geoffrey Hartman," Philological Quarterly 93.2 (Spring 2014): 201-203.

“Keats for Beginners,” Studies in Romanticism 50 (Summer 2011): 349-370.

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