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Nicholas Mason


4107 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Nick Mason is Professor of English at BYU, where he has taught since 1999. He specializes in literature of Britain's Romantic period (1780s–1830s), book and periodical studies, and contemporary European literature and culture. His recent publications include the edited essay collection (with Tom Mole) Romantic Periodicals in the Twenty-First Century: Eleven Case Studies from Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (Edinburgh UP); a digital edition (with Paul Westover and Shannon Stimpson) of William Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (Romantic Circles); and the book Literary Advertising and the Shaping of British Romanticism (Johns Hopkins UP). He has also co-edited (with Paul Westover and Michelle Levy) a forthcoming digital edition of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Lake District writings, and he is currently working on a three-volume edition of Dorothy Wordsworth’s largely unpublished Rydal Journals.

Research Interests

Professor Mason's recent research focuses primarily on the life and works of the famous siblings William and Dorothy Wordsworth, with his three-volume scholarly edition of Dorothy's largely unpublished Rydal Journals being slated for publication by Liverpool UP in late 2024. Having completed this long-term project, he is now in the early stages of researching and writing a new study of Dorothy's life that will draw heavily upon insights from these journals.

Teaching Interests

British literary history since 1789 (especially the Romantic period), book history, Romantic-era texts and writers (especially Jane Austen and the Wordsworths), the history of the British novel, and contemporary European literature.

Honors and Awards

  • Willison Trust Research Fellowship for Book History, Willison Charitable Trust (UK) (2019 - 2021)
  • Humanities Center Fellowship, BYU Humanities Center (2017 - 2020)
  • Wesley P. Lloyd Award for Distinction in Graduate Education, BYU (2019 - 2019)
  • European Studies Professor of the Year, European Studies Student Association (2018 - 2018)

Administrative Assignments

  • European Studies: International Area Studies Coordinator (2012 - 2017)


  • Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (2016 - Present)
  • British Association for Romantic Studies (2015 - Present)

Courses Taught


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