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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Alexander Regier
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of English
 
e-mail:a.regier@rice.edu
 
  • PhD English Literature University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature/ Philosophy (1999) Durham University, Durham (UK)
  • M.Phil European Literature (2000) University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)
 
Primary Department
   Department of English
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of English
  • Humanities Research Center
  • Studies in English Literature
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    Research Areas
     Enlightenment and Romanticism; Theories of Language; Aesthetics; Visual Culture; Sports Studies.
     
    Selected Publications
     Articles
     

    ‘The Magic of the Corner: Walter Benjamin and Street Names’, Germanic Review: Literature Culture, Theory, Vol. 85.3 (2010), pp. 189-204.

     
     

    ‘Judgement and Experience in the Language of Confessional Sports’, Sport in History, Vol. 28.1 (2008) pp. 26-38.

     
     

    ‘A Brotherhood is Broken: Wordsworth, Benjamin, and the Fragmentation of Language’, European Romantic Review Vol. 17.5 (2006) pp. 609-30.

     
     

    ‘Figuring it Out: Anthropomorphism and the Origin of Language’, Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol. 42 (2006) pp. 412-430.

     
     

    ‘The Utopian Mode: Generic Indeterminacy and its Consequences’ in Charles Forsdick (ed.), Tous azimuts: les usages du genre, (Glasgow: University of Glasgow French and German Publications, 2002) pp. 19-36.

     
     Books
     

    Fracture and Fragmentation in British Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), Cambridge Studies in Romanticism, no. 81, 256 pp.

     
     Editor of books
     

    Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience, ed. by Alexander Regier and Stefan H. Uhlig (Houndmill; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) 220 pp.

     
     Book chapters
     

    ‘Philosophy and Poetry in Durs Grünbein’s Prose’ (7500 words); in Durs Grünbein Today, ed. by Chris Young and Michael Eskind (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013), pp. 95-117

     
     

    ‘Philosophy and Poetry in Durs Grünbein’s Prose’ (7500 words); in Durs Grünbein Today, ed. by Chris Young and Michael Eskind (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013), pp. 95-117

     
     

    ‘Foundational Ruins: The Lisbon Earthquake and the Sublime’ in Ruins of Modernity, ed. by Andreas Schönle and Julia Hell (Durham; London: Duke University Press, 2010) pp. 357-74.

     
     

    ‘Introduction’, Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010), pp. 1-18.

     
     

    ‘Words Worth Repeating: Language and Repetition in Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory’, Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010), pp. 61-81.

     
     Other
     

    Essay in Catalogue for the Art Show Hierarchies at the Chelsea Fine Art Academy (London, 2013). 

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    ‘Romantic Sports Clubs’, NASSR annual convention, Washington (DC), July 2014. 

     
     Invited Papers
     

    ‘J.W. Ritter and Walter Benjamin’ at the conference Thinking in Fragments, University of Birmingham (UK), December 2010.

     
     

    ‘The Brittle Borders of Contemporary Romanticism’ at the Tercera Jornada Internacional, University of Monterrey (Mexico), October 2009.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "‘Blake’s Lineaments’." Vanderbilt, English, Vanderbilt. (September 2014)

     
     

    "‘Looking at Blake’ ." Baylor University. (October 2014)

     
     

    "‘Romantic Orthodoxy and Unorthodoxy’." NASSR, Washington, DC. (July 2014)

     
     

    ‘What is Training?’, conference Sporting Life: Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Cultures of Sport in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, L’Université de Paris, Sorbonne, March 2014. 

     
     Lectures
     

    "‘Byron on Human and Natural Catastrophes’ at International Conference on Romanticism, Arizona State University." (November 2012)

     
     

    "‘William Hazlitt and Emotional Nationhood’ at Emblems of Nationhood: Britishness 1707–1901, University of St Andrews (UK)." (August)

     
     

    ‘Contemporary Sports Writing: A Critical View’ Cambridge-Stanford Sports Colloquium, Pembroke College, Cambridge, May 2010.

     
     Workshops
     

    "Host of Interdisciplinary Seminars at the Humanities Research Center (Rice University) featuring James Laidlaw (Cambridge, Anthropology)." (May)

     
     

    "Host of Interdisciplinary Seminars at the Humanities Research Center (Rice University) featuring James Laidlaw (Cambridge, Anthropology)." (May)

     
     

    "Organiser and host of “Writing Sports: Sports Writing”, a major international colloquium held at Rice University. ." (November)

     
     

    "Organiser and host of Public Lecture by Terry Castle (Stanford) on Outsider Art at the Menil Collection." (January)

     
     

    ‘Shattering Enlightenment Aesthetics’ at the Workshop Enlightenment Geographies, Rice University Humanities Research Center, December 2009.

     
    Editorial Positions
     Editor, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1600-1900. Johns Hopkins University Press. (2011 - 2014)

     Other, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature . (2011 - 2014)

     Other, Reader for University of Delaware Press (monographs). . (2013 - 2013)

     Other, PMLA (Publication of Modern Language Association). MLA. (2014 - 2014)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Anna Dodson, Silence, Sentimentalism, and the British Novel, 1789-1824. (Thesis Director)

     Jennifer Hargrave, China and British Romanticism. (Thesis Director)

     LINDSEY CHAPPELL, PHD Lindsey Chappell, “Landmarks in Nineteenth Century British Literature”. (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Fellow of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar “Cultures of Energy: Global Economies and Local Communities” , Rice University (2012)

    Positions Held
     Editor, SEL: Studies in English Literature. (2012 - 2014)