About Poetess

Advisory Board


General Editor:

Laura Mandell, Associate Professor of English, Miami University of Ohio. Author of Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in 18th-c Britain as well as numerous articles, Laura has edited a recent special issue about poetess poetry for Romanticism on the Net. She is Associate Director of NINES, and program Director of Digital Humanities at Miami University. mandell@tamu.edu.

Laura Mandell

Section Editors:

Katherine D. Harris, Assistant Professor at San Jose State University, is editor of Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive of Ackermann's 19th-Century Annual, now part of this site. She has written an article about literary annuals, "Feminizing the Text: Female Readers Consuming the Literary Annual," PBSA 99.4 (Dec 2005): 573-622. kharris@email.sjsu.edu

Katherine Harris

Virginia Jackson is Assoicate Professor of English at Tufts University.  Her work on the Poetess tradition includes the essay "Lyrical Studies" (with Yopie Prins), as well as essays on Longfellow, Oakes Smith, Helen Hunt Jackson, and Bryant.  Her book, Dickinson's Misery:  A Theory of Lyric Reading (Princeton University Press, 2005) ends with a chapter on poetess verse.  Her current project, National Meter:  American Poetry in Public considers the relation of poetess verse to the means and media of nineteenth-century poetic circulation. vwjackson@gmail.com

Eliza Richards has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, Boston University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is currently an Assistant Professor in the English Department.  In addition to articles, she has published a book on Poe's relationship to women poets, with chapters on Poe, Frances Sargent Osgood, Sarah Helen Whitman, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith (Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle, Cambridge University Press, 2004). She received an NEH award for 2002-2003 to conduct research at the American Antiquarian Society on her current project, which explores the ways nineteenth-century American poets represent the voices of others. ecr@email.unc.edu

Mary A. Waters, editor of the Criticism Archive, is Associate Professor of English at Wichita State University. Specializing in literary criticism by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British women writers, Dr. Waters is author of British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832 and the editor of British Women Writers of the Romantic Period: An Anthology of their Literary Criticism. Her essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in venues such as Eighteenth-Century Studies, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Women's Writing, and a collection on abolition and affect forthcoming from Ashgate. mawaters@alumni.ucdavis.edu

Music Editor:

Laura Perrings, Project Manager Laura Perrings is a doctoral candidate in the English department at Texas A&M University where she studies nineteenth-century British literature and digital humanities.  She earned her MA at the University of Virginia, and has worked on several digital textual projects. Her work on the Poetess Archive has included compiling new texts to add to the archive, but she is primarily in charge of the MEI mark-up for the musical settings of poetry. leperrings@tamu.edu

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Susan Brown is Associate Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Guelph in Canada. She co-edited with Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnig to the Present (Electronic Textbase; Cambridge University Press, 2006). She has published numerous articles about her experiences in editing this major resource, experiences having to do both with technology and with feminist literary history. sbrown@uoguelph.ca

Susan Brown

Paula Feldman, C. Wallace Martin Professor of English, University of South Carolina. Paula has edited numerous texts in the field, including British Women Poets of the Romantic Era: 1770-1840 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997; reprinted in paperback 2000), Records of Woman: With Other Poems, by Felicia Hemans (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1999). Her edition of the Keepsake of 1829 is forthcoming from Broadview Press. pfeldman@sc.rr.com

Paula Feldman

Harriet Kramer Linkin is Chair of the English Department at New Mexico State University. After co-editing with Stephen Behrendt Romanticism and Women Poets: Opening the Doors of Reception, Harriet has published numerous articles on Mary Tighe's Psyche.

Harriet Linkin

Margaret Linley is Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Selected recent publications include “Conjuring the Spirit: Victorian Poetry, Culture and Technology” in the Special Issue of Victorian Poetry, “Whither Victorian Poetry” (2003); “Nationhood and Empire” in the Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry (2002); "A Centre that Would Not Hold: Annuals and Cultural Democracy" in Defining Centres: Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities (Palgrave, 2000); "Dying to Be a Poetess: The Conundrum of Christina Rossetti" in The Culture of Christina Rossetti: Female Poetics and Victorian Contexts (Ohio UP, 1999). She has also published on 19th century Sapphic poetry as well as on sexuality and nationality in Alfred Tennyson’s poetry. Her book in progress is on “Literary Annuals and the Poetics of the Ornament: New Print Media and British Empire , 1822-1857.” mlinley@sfu.ca

Margaret Linley

Jerome McGann is John Stewart Bryan Professor at the University of Virginia. His published books include Byron and Wordsworth (1999), Byron, Selected Writings (1997), Laetitia Elizabeth Landon: Selected Writings, With Daniel Riess, (1997), Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), and The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse (Oxford U P, 1993).

Jerome McGann

Yopie Prins is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Victorian Sappho (Princeton 1999) and co-editor of Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Critics on Poetry (Cornell 1997). She has published numerous articles, including "Voice Inverse" in Victorian Poetry (2004); "Victorian Meters" in Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry (Cambridge UP 2000); "Greek Maenads, Victorian Spinsters" in Victorian Sexual Dissidence (Chicago UP 1999). yprins@umich.edu

Yopie Prins

Founding Director of Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), Martha Nell Smith has produced the online Dickinson Electronic Archives. She is author of numerous books and articles, including Rowing in Eden: Rereading Emily Dickinson (1991) and “Electronic Scholarly Editing,” in Digital Humanities (2004). She teaches English at the University of Maryland at College Park . By raising $1.64 million from other sources, Martha was able to procure $410,000 as an NEH challenge grant for MITH, allowing for the creation of its vital infrastructure.

Martha Nell Smith

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