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Paul Westover

Professor
English
Email: paw@byu.edu

4149 JFSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Biography

Paul Westover joined the BYU faculty in 2008. His specialty is Romantic-era British literature and cultural history. His first book, Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750–1860, appeared in early 2012. Westover is co-editor of the Romantic Circles electronic critical edition of William Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (2015) and of a volume called Transatlantic Literature and Author-Love in the Nineteenth Century (2016). His current book project is tentatively titled A Shelf of Old Things: Literature, Celebrity Culture, and the Material Archive. He currently serves as Book Review Editor for the Journal of British Studies and as Graduate Coordinator for the English Department. 

Degrees

MA English, Brigham Young University; PhD English, Indiana University

Interests

Romanticism, literary tourism, reception studies, death and memory studies, transatlantic literary heritage.  

Current Assignments

Graduate Coordinator, London Centre Faculty Oversight Committee, Romantic and Victorian Study Group, Wordsworth Trust Internship

Research Interests

-British literary tourism, especially in the nineteenth century
-Transatlantic literary heritage
-Dorothy and William Wordsworth
-Literary geography
-Reception studies
-Memory studies

Teaching Interests

-British Romantic literature
-Transatlantic literary history
-Literary theory and criticism

Education

  • Ph.D., British Literature , Indiana University (2008)
  • MA, British Literature , Brigham Young University (2002)
  • BA, English , Brigham Young University (1998)

Memberships

  • Wordsworth-Coleridge Association (2012 - Present)
  • Modern Language Association (2003 - Present)
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (2003 - Present)
  • North American Conference on British Studies (2013 - 2020)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of British Studies (2013 - 2019)
  • Conference-Related Role, North American Association for the Study of Romanticism (2009 - 2011)

Courses Taught

Publications

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