Faculty and Staff Directory
Jeanne M. Britton
Curator, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Department of English Language and Literature
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BA University of South Carolina (English)
PhD University of Chicago (Comparative Literature)
Areas of Specialization
• Eighteenth-Century Literature
• History of Science, Book History
Recently Taught Courses
ENG 419 (Reorienting Plot: Maps and Fiction)
ENG 724 (Reading, Thinking, and Feeling in the Romantic Period)
Current Research Projects
• "'Irritable Reaching' and the Conditions of Romantic Mediation" (essay for edited collection on John Keats and negative capability, collection under review)
• "The Digital Piranesi,” a digital humanities project that reimagines the works of eighteenth-century printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (funded by an ASPIRE II Grant)
• “Ghostwriting: Historical Readers and Library Collections,” a digital humanities project that collects, catalogs, and disseminates significant marks left by historical readers in library books (funded by a Provost's Grant)
• "'To Know What You Are All Thinking': Riddles and Minds in Jane Austen's Emma" (forthcoming, Poetics Today)
• “Fictional Footnotes, Novelistic Mediation, and Romantic Orientalism: Elizabeth Hamilton’s Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah” European Romantic Review (Dec 2015): 773-787.
• “Theorizing Character in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda” Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.4 (March 2013): 433-456.
• “Written on the Brow: Character, Narrative, and the Face in Byron and Austen” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 34.5 (Dec 2012):1-15.
• “Translating Sympathy by the Letter: Henry Mackenzie, Sophie de Condorcet, and Adam Smith” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 22.2 (Fall 2009): 71-98.
• “Novelistic Sympathy in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” Studies in Romanticism 48.1 (Spring 2009): 3-22. Reprinted in Frankenstein: Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations (2013).