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Stuart Curran

Stuart Curran received his BA and MA from the University of Michigan and his PhD from Harvard. Before coming to Penn he taught at Wisconsin and John Hopkins. He has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, the NEH, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Author of two critical studies of Shelley, as well as the standard bibliography on the poet, he was also for many years the editor of the Keats-Shelley Journal.  He now serves as President of the Keats-Shelley Association of America.   He has written a history of Romanticism, Poetic Form and British Romanticism  has edited the Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism, which is currently being revised.  He served for many years as section editor (1740-1830) for The Brown University Women Writers Project text base and publications, of which his edition of The Poems of Charlotte Smith (Oxford University Press, 1993) was an early result; is preparing a  hypertext edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for internet distribution; and is writing widely on women poets during the Romantic period.  His 14-volume edition of The Works of Charlotte Smith has just appeared from Pickering & Chatto; and he is also editing 4 volumes of the Johns Hopkins Univ. Press edition of Shelley, in progress. A member of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory.


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