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Department of English Language and Literature

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Jeanne M. Britton

Affiliate Faculty
Curator, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Department of English Language and Literature

Phone Number: (803) 576-5954
Office: HUO 303


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 288
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)
   The Digital Piranesi (digital humanities project that will visualize connections across the works of eighteenth-century artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi)

Selected Publications 

   “Fictional Footnotes, Novelistic Mediation, and Romantic Orientalism: Elizabeth Hamilton’s Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo RajahEuropean Romantic Review (Dec 2015): 773-787.
   “Theorizing Character in Maria Edgeworth’s BelindaNineteenth-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 FrankensteinStudies in Romanticism 48.1 (Spring 2009): 3-22. Reprinted in Frankenstein: Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations (2013).