Kelley, Theresa M.

Theresa M. Kelley is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of Wordsworth’s Revisionary Aesthetics (Cambridge, 1988), co-editor with Paula Feldman of Voices and Countervoices: Romantic Women Writers (New England, 1995), and Reinventing Allegory (Cambridge, 1997), which won the South Central Modern Language Association award for best scholarly book of that year. Her articles have appeared in ELH, Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. She has contributed essays to Romantic Science (SUNY, 2003), Cambridge Companion to Shelley (2008), Cambridge Companion to Allegory (Cambridge, 2009) and Language without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity (Fordham, 2009), and Colour Histories (forthcoming). Her most recent book, Clandestine Marriage, on the role of botany, as figure and material culture, in Romanticism, has won the 2012 British Society for Literature and Science Award for the best book published that year on literature and science between 1600 and the present. As the W. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow of the Huntington Library for 2013-14, she is beginning a new project on romantic writing about the future after the Reign of Terror.

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