The Fate of Our Field: The SurveyResponses are grouped by question and presented anonymously.
What is the census of your current faculty, junior and senior, specializing in Romantic-era literature, 1780-1830?
How many apppointments, and at what rank, have you made in the Romantic-era: in the last 5 years? in the last 10 years? in the last 15 years?
How often does your department offer courses in Romantic-era? one per semester? once per year? once every two years?
Have lines in Romantic-era been lost, or are they in peril of being lost, as new fields (20th c., etc) have emerged?
In terms of its curricular offerings, is your department thinking of folding or has it already started to fold Romantic-era into a long 18th c or a long 19th c course?
In terms of its job searches, present and recent, is Romantic-era (1780-1830) being divided and/ or folded into long 18th c or a long 19th c positions?
When and under what circumstances would your department anticipate hiring in Romantic/ 1780-1830 again?
If relevant, how many graduate students in your department are writing, or preparing to write, dissertations in Romantic-era subjects/ texts/ writers?