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Alexander Regier is Associate Professor of British Literature at Rice University and currently Alexander von Humboldt Fellow for Experienced Researchers at the LMU. He is also editor of the scholarly journal SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900.
Regier’s latest book, Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations, was published by Oxford University Press in November 2018. Previously, he wrote Fracture and Fragmentation in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2010), was the co-editor of Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience (Palgrave, 2010), and edited special journal issues on “Mobilities” and “Genealogies”.
Regier’s articles on Wordsworth and language, ruins, Johann Georg Hamann’s metacritique, Walter Benjamin and street names, gendered articles and philosophy, Durs Grünbein’s prose, utopianism, and the aesthetics of sport have appeared in European Romantic Review, Wordsworth in Context (ed. Bennett), Ruins of Modernity (ed. Hell, Schönle), Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism (ed. Hamilton), The Germanic Review, Forum for Modern Language Studies, Durs Grünbein Today (ed. Young, Leeder), Tous azimuts, and Sport in History, and in the Long Eighteenth Century (ed. O'Quin; Tadie).His contributions to Blake in Context(ed. Haggarty) and The Cambridge Companion to “Lyrical Ballads” (ed. Bushell) are forthcoming.
Areas of Specialization:
Enlightenment Studies, Romanticism, Literary Theory, Postcolonial & Transnational Studies, Animal Studies, Poetry & Poetics, Visual Culture
Recent Awards, Grants, and Fellowships:
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2018)
Visiting Fellowship at Centre for Research in the Arts Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH, Cambridge) (2016)
Visiting Fellowship, Clare Hall, Cambridge (2016)
Associate Professor, Rice University 2011-present
Assistant Professor, Rice University 2009-11
Fellow, King’s College, University of Cambridge 2005-09
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2000-04
M.Phil., European Literature, University of Cambridge, 1999-2000
B.A., Durham University, 1996-1999
Reader for book manuscripts for the following University Presses and academic journals: Cambridge University Press; Chicago University Press; The University of Toronto Press; The Ohio State University Press; University of Delaware Press. PMLA; European Romantic Review; Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature.