Dr. Suzanne L. Barnett teaches composition and literature courses at FMU. Her first book, Romantic Paganism: the Politics of Ecstasy in the Shelley Circle (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) examines the role of the classical world in the imaginations of the second-generation Romantic authors. Her forthcoming collection (co-edited with Ashley Cross and Kate Singer) entitled Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things will be published in Liverpool University Press’s Romantic Reconfigurations series. She also has contributed essays to Keats’s Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives (ed. Brian Rejack and Michael Theune, forthcoming from LUP) and Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction (eds. Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Jesse Weiner, and Brett M. Rogers, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception in August 2018).
In addition to being the co-editor of Romantic Circles Reviews & Receptions, she is the author of several articles both published and forthcoming in Essays in Romanticism, the Keats-Shelley Journal, and Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. She is also the co-editor of a series of digital editions of William Godwin’s Juvenile Library texts for Romantic Circles and co-edited a special edition on Romantic education — for which she also contributed an essay on Mary Wollstonecraft and Charlotte Smith — to a special edition of Romantic Circles. Some of her other teaching and research interests include British literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, William Blake, Jane Austen, 1790s radicalism, the history of children’s literature and Romantic theories of education, classical literature and culture, popular culture, poetry and poetics, and gender studies. When she’s not reading, writing, or teaching, she enjoys animals (especially her dog, Bunter), baking, traveling, and other adventures.
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Hunter College/City University of New York