Susan J. Wolfson is Professor of English at Princeton University. She taught for 13 years at Rutgers University New Brunswick and received her PhD from University of California at Berkeley. Her publications include two books, Formal Charges: The Shaping of Poetry in English Romanticism (Stanford University Press, 1996) and The Questioning Presence: Wordsworth, Keats, and the Interrogative Mode in Romantic Poetry (Cornell, 1986); two editions, Lord Byron: Selected Poems (Penguin 1986), co-edited with Peter Manning, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, coedited with Barry V. Qualls (Washington Square Press, 1995), and numerous essays and articles, whose subjects include, Blake, Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Lamb, Lord Byron, John Keats, Felicia Hemans, Mary Shelley, Percy, Shelley, and various issues in Romantic practices and literary theory.
Her current work is taking her in several directions. With Peter Manning, she is developing two more editions for the Penguin poetry series: Selected Poetry of Thomas Hood, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Winthrop Mackworth Praed and Selected Poetry of Walter Scott. They are also collaborating on the Romantic-era section for the new Longman's Anthology of British Literature, which will include substantial selections from the women writers of the age, as well as "perspectives" sections on such key controversies as "Revolution and the Rights of Man," "Abolition of the Slave Trade and Slavery," "Rights of Woman," "Authorship and the Market." With Gary Kelly, she is developing an edition of Felicia Hemans for Broadview Press. On her own, she is completing two books, Figures on the Margin: The Language of Gender in British Romanticism, which will treat Byron, Keats, Hemans, and Maria Jane Jewsbury, and Romantic Conversations of Gender: William Godwin & Mary Wollstonecraft, William & Dorothy Wordsworth, Charles Lamb & Mary Anne Lamb, Percy Shelley & Mary Shelley.