Alexandra Paterson

Graduate Student


PhD candidate in English Literature

2018-2019 Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • British Romanticism, Long Eighteenth Century, Poetic Form, History of Science, History of Geology, Environmental Humanities


  • ENGL 209: British Literature to 1800 (TA)
  • ENGL 200: Introduction to the Study of Literature
  • ENGL 109: Introduction to Fiction
  • RHET 105: Principles of Composition


Book Contributions

  • "Keats’s ‘Natural Sculptures’: Geology, Vitality and the Scottish Walking Tour." Keats's Places. Ed. Richard Marggraf Turley. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018. 181-203.
  • "'The Atmosphere of Human Thought': Atmospheric Science in Shelley's Prometheus Unbound." Grasmere, 2013. Ed. Richard Gravil. Penrith: The Wordsworth Conference Foundation, 2013. 175-83.

Journal Articles

  • "Tracing the Earth: Narratives of Personal and Geological History in Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head." Romanticism (2019): Forthcoming.
  • "'A Greater Luxury': Keats's Depictions of Mistiness and Reading." Romanticism 18.3 (2012): 260-69.

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