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Erin M. Goss

Erin M. Goss

Associate Professor, British literature; Associate Chair

Office: 810 Strode

Ph.D. English, Emory University; A.B. English, Washington University in St. Louis


Research Interests
Erin Goss (PhD Emory University, 2005) works in 18th- and 19th-century British literature and thought, with a current emphasis on women's writing and interest in the origins of contemporary literary criticism. Trained as an English Romanticist, her other areas of interest include global Romanticism, intellectual history, feminist thought, literature and religion, and ecocriticism.


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Revealing Bodies: Anatomy, Allegory, and the Grounds of Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2012.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

"Homespun Gossip: Jane West, Jane Austen, and the Task of Literary Criticism." The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 56.2 (2015): 165-178.

"A Training in 'feminitee': Edmund Spenser, Mary Tighe, and Reading as a Lover." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 56.3 (2014): 259-91.

“Prophecy.” Essay-length entry for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (4 Vol.), ed. Frederick Burwick, Nancy M. Goslee, and Diane Long Hoeveler. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

“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.

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