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Nicholas Mason


4107 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


European Literature, Art, and Culture (EUROP 320R/ENGL 390R)
T/Th 12:05-1:20
299 TMCB

Major Authors: Jane Austen (ENGL 384R)
T/Th 9:30-10:45
121 TMCB

Office hours
M 9-10:30, T 2-3, by appointment
4107 JFSB


Nick Mason is Professor of English at BYU, where he has taught since 1999. He specializes in 18th- and 19th-century British literature (especially Romanticism), book and periodical studies, and contemporary European literature and culture. His recent publications include the collaborative “multigraph” Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (U of Chicago P, 2018); an edition (with Paul Westover and Shannon Stimpson) of William Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (Romantic Circles, 2015; 2nd ed. 2019); and the book Literary Advertising and the Shaping of British Romanticism (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013). He is also the editor (with Matt Mason) of a classroom edition of Edward Kimber’s The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson (Broadview, 2009), the six-volume collection Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 1817-1825 (Pickering & Chatto, 2006), and the first volume of British Satire, 1785-1840 (Pickering & Chatto, 2003).

Professor Mason is currently completing a digital edition of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Lake District writings (co-edited with Paul Westover and Michelle Levy) and beginning a new book on the production, sale, and reception of Romantic-era literary periodicals.


PhD, SUNY Stony Brook, 1999


British literature, esp. 1750-1850; contemporary European literature and culture; nineteenth-century literary periodicals; history of advertising and consumerism; book, print, and media studies 

Research Interests

Currently completing a 3-vol. edition of Dorothy Wordsworth's unpublished Rydal Journals (contracted with Liverpool UP) and beginning a comprehensive history of literary periodicals in early 19th-century Britain

Teaching Interests

British literary history since 1789 (especially the Romantic period), Romantic-era texts and writers, contemporary European literature, book/media history.

Honors and Awards

  • Wesley P. Lloyd Award for Distinction in Graduate Education, BYU (2019 - Present)
  • Willison Trust Research Fellowship for Book History, Willison Charitable Trust (UK) (2019 - Present)
  • Humanities Center Fellowship, BYU Humanities Center (2017 - Present)
  • 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)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Romanticism on the Net (2018 - Present)

Courses Taught


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