Ann Wierda Rowland, 2019–2020

Reading Keats in America

Hurford Family Fellowship, 2019-20

Associate Professor of English, University of Kansas

Ann Wierda Rowland

Ann Wierda Rowland is an associate professor of English at the University of Kansas where she teaches classes on British literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her current research interests include British Romanticism, histories, theories and material cultures of reading, and literary constructions of childhood and the human. She is the author of British Romanticism and Childhood: the Infantilization of British Literary Culture (Cambridge, 2012) and the co-editor with Paul Westover of Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century (Palgrave, 2016).

Selected Publications

Romanticism and Childhood: The Infantilization of British Literary Culture

  • Wierda Rowland, Ann. “Learned Pigs and Literate Children: Becoming Human in Eighteenth-Century Literary Cultures.” In Literary Cultures and Eighteenth-Century Childhoods, edited by Andrew O’Malley, 99-115. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • Wierda Rowland, Ann, and Paul Westover, eds. Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • Wierda Rowland, Ann. “Loving, Knowing, and Illustrating Keats: The Louis Arthur Holman Collection of Keats Iconography.” In Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Paul Westover, and Ann Wierda Rowland, 267-92. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • Wierda Rowland, Ann. “John Keats, English Poet (Made in America).” Keats-Shelley Journal 65 (2016): 112-25.
  • Wierda Rowland, Ann. Romanticism and Childhood: The Infantilization of British Literary Culture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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