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In the interview that comprises this volume, Anne Mellor recounts her determined commitment to rethinking Romanticism through the lens of gender. On the eve of retirement, Mellor continues to query our assumptions and preoccupations as Romanticists, even as she looks back on her long career. The audio clips attached to the transcription resonate with Mellor’s intellectual curiosity, as her voice continues to prompt the reader to return to the texts, the archives, and the critical concerns of Feminist Romanticism.

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About the Romantic Circles Praxis Series

The Romantic Circles Praxis Series is devoted to using computer technologies for the contemporary critical investigation of the languages, cultures, histories, and theories of Romanticism. Tracking the circulation of Romanticism within these interrelated domains of knowledge, RCPS recognizes as its conceptual terrain a world where Romanticism has, on the one hand, dissolved as a period and an idea into a plurality of discourses and, on the other, retained a vigorous, recognizable hold on the intellectual and theoretical discussions of today. RCPS is committed to mapping out this terrain with the best and most exciting critical writing of contemporary Romanticist scholarship.

About the Contributors

Roxanne Eberle is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Chastity and Transgression in Women's Writing, 1792-1897: Interrupting the Harlot's Progress (2002) and the editor of Women and Romanticism (2006). She is currently at work on a cultural biography of Amelia Opie (1769-1853), a poet, novelist and abolitionist.

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Anne K. Mellor is Distinguished Porfessor of English at UCLA, and the author of numerous books, edited volumes and articles on Romantic-era writing and art. Her contributions to the field have been acknowledged by awards and fellowships from the Keats-Shelley Association, ACLS, NEH, the Guggenheim Foundation (twice), the Rockefeller Foundation and the Australian National University. She was the Founding Director of the Feminist Studies Program at Stanford University and served as the Chair of the Woman's Studies Program at UCLA.

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January 2014