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Faculty Bio

McGrath, Brian

McGrath, Brian

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

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)

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

“Rousseau’s Crusoe: Or, on Learning to Read as Not Myself,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 23.1 (Fall 2010): 119-139.

“‘Refuge for the Homeless: Not at Home: in Romanticism and Comparative Literature,” Literature Compass, vol. 7 (Summer 2010):542-554.

“Wordsworth, ‘Simon Lee,’ and the Craving for Incidents,” Studies in Romanticism 48.4 (Winter 2009): 565-582.

Thomas De Quincey and the Language of Literature: Or, on the Necessity of Ignorance. Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 47.4 (Autumn 2007): 847-862.