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Department of English Language and Literature


Paula Feldman

Title: C. Wallace Martin Professor Emerita
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: HUO, Room 523
Resources: English Language and Literature


PhD, Northwestern University


    British Romanticism
    Women Writers
    History of the Book
    Nature Writing


    Russell Award for Research in Humanities and Social Science, 2017
    Carol Jones Carlisle Research Award in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2012.
    Distinguished Scholar Award, Keats-Shelley Association of America, 2007.
    Mortar Board Teaching Award, 1997.
    GEA Mentor of the Year, 1993, 1994, 1995.
    Josephine Abney Faculty Fellowship for Research in Women’s Studies.
    Teacher of the Year, University of South Carolina English Department, 1986.


    The Collected Poetry of Mary Tighe, ed. with Brian C. Cooney; (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016).
    Helen Maria Williams, Peru and Peruvian Tales. Ed. with others (Broadview Press, 2014)
    The Keepsake for 1829.(Broadview Encore Edition, Broadview Press, 2006)
    A Century of Sonnets: The Romantic-Era Revival, 1750-1850 Ed. with Daniel Robinson (New York: Oxford University Press, New York, 1999). Reprinted in paperback, 2002.
    British Women Poets of the Romantic Era: 1770-1840 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997). Reprinted in paperback, 2000.
    Felicia Hemans, Records of Woman: With Other Poems. Editor (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1999).
    Romantic Women Writers: Voices and Countervoices. Ed. with Theresa M. Kelley (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1995).
    The Journals of Mary Shelley. Editor, with Diana Scott-Kilvert, 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987). Paperback reprint, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

    Anna Letitia Barbauld: Complete Works, Volume II: Writings for Children and Young Persons, ed. with William McCarthy; forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2020.

    “Duck Out of Water,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 17.1 (winter 2010): 163-65).
    "Women, Literary Annuals, and the Evidence of Inscriptions," Keats-Shelley Journal (winter 2006): 54-62.
    "Women Poets and Anonymity in the Romantic Era" in New Literary History, vol. 33, no. 2 (Spring 2002): 279-289. Reprinted in Authorship, Commerce and the Public: Scenes of Writing, 1750-1850. Ed. E.J. Clery, Caroline Franklin, Peter Garside (Hampshire: Palgrave, 2002): 44-53.
    "Endurance and Forgetting: What the Evidence Suggests" in Romanticism and Women Poets: Opening the Doors of Reception. Ed. Stephen Behrendt and Harriet Linkin (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999): 15-21.
    "The Poet and the Profits: Felicia Hemans and the Literary Marketplace," Keats-Shelley Journal 46 (summer 1997): 148-76. Reprinted in Women's Poetry, Late Romantic to Late Victorian: Gender and Genre, 1830-1900. Eds. Isobel Armstrong and Virginia Blain (London: Macmillan, 1999): 71-101.
    “How Their Audiences Knew Them: Forgotten Media and the Circulation of Poetry by Women” in Approaches to Teaching the Women Romantic Poets eds. Stephen Behrendt and Harriet Linkin (New York: MLA, 1997): 32-39.
    “Felicia Hemans and the Mythologizing of Blake’s Death.” Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly 27:3 (Winter 1993/94): 69-72.
    “Probing the Psychological Mystery of Frankenstein” in Approaches to Teaching Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein,’ ed. Stephen C. Behrendt (New York: Modern Language Association, 1990): 67-77.
    “Mary Shelley and the Genesis of Moore’s Life of Byron.”  Studies in English Literature, 20 (Autumn 1980): 611 620.  
    “Letters Unravel the Mystery of Trelawny’s American Years,” Manuscripts, 32 (1980): 168 185.
    “Shelley, Mrs. Mason and the Devil Incarnate: An Unpublished Poem,” Library Journal of the University of Texas at Austin, N.S.12 (1979): 21-29.
    “Biography and the Literary Executor: The Case of Mary Shelley,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 72 (1978): 287 297.

    General Editor, Literary Annuals Collection, Thomas, Cooper Library Digital Collections 
    Romantic Era Lyrics, a collaborative, interdisciplinary, project designed to bring to life the musical dimension of Romantic-era poetry and make widely available, on the internet, audio recordings of performances for streaming or downloading, accompanied by contextual information and high resolution images of original musical scores.

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