CV

Jason R. Rudy
Last updated May 2018

EDUCATION
Ph.D., English, Rutgers University, May 2004
M.A., English, Rutgers University, May 2000
B.A. summa cum laude, English, Princeton University, 1997

HONORS
2014 Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
2014 Graduate Mentor of the Year (university-wide award)
2012 Center for Teaching Excellence Learning Enhancement Mini-Grant, University of Maryland
2010-11 National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship (NEH)
2009 General Research Board Summer Research Award, University of Maryland
2006 Donald Gray Prize (honorable mention), North American Victorian Studies Association, for best essay published in the field of Victorian studies in 2005
2005 General Research Board Summer Research Award, University of Maryland
2003-2004 Bevier/University Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University
2000-2001 Qualls Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University
1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University

PUBLICATIONS

Book-length Publications

Imagined Homelands Cover

“The most surprising and engaging academic book I read this year” – Paul Giles, Australian Book Review (2018) 

Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies
(Johns Hopkins University Press 2017)

Electric Meters: Victorian Physiological Poetics
(Ohio University Press 2009)
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Victorian Cosmopolitanisms (special issue)
Edited and introduced with Tanya Agathocleous
Victorian Literature and Culture (Fall 2010)

Spasmodic Poetry and Poetics (special issue)
Edited and introduced with Charles LaPorte
Victorian Poetry 42 (Winter 2004)

Articles and Book Chapters

“Circulation”
Written with Tanya Agathocleous, Victorian Literature and Culture 46.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2018)

Scottish Sounds in Colonial South Africa: Thomas Pringle, Dialect, and the Overhearing of Ballad
Nineteenth-Century Literature 71 (September 2016)

“Colonial and Imperial Writing”
Written with Mary Ellis Gibson, The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Writing, ed. Linda Peterson (Cambridge University Press 2015)

Floating Worlds: Émigré Poetry and British Culture
ELH 81 (Spring 2014)

“First Person Nautical: Poetry and Play at Sea”
Written with Hester Blum, J19 1 (Spring 2013)

On Literary Melbourne: Poetry in the Colony, ca. 1854
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History; July 2012

Manifest Prosody
Victorian Poetry 49 (Summer 2011)
(Special issue: Victorian Prosody, ed. Meredith Martin and Yisrael Levin)

“Material Patmore”
Meter Matters: Verse Cultures of the Long Nineteenth-Century, ed. Jason David Hall
(Ohio University Press 2011)

Hemans’ Passion
Studies in Romanticism 45 (Winter 2006)

“Rapturous Forms: Mathilde Blind’s Darwinian Poetics”
Victorian Literature and Culture 34, (Fall 2006)
(Special issue: Fin de Siècle Literary Culture and Women Poets, ed. Marion Thain and Ana Vadillo)

Rhythmic Intimacy, Spasmodic Epistemology
Victorian Poetry 42, Winter 2004 (Special issue: Spasmodic Poetry and Poetics )

“On Cultural Neoformalism, Spasmodic Poetry, and the Victorian Ballad”
Victorian Poetry 41, Winter 2003 (Special issue: Whither Victorian Poetry? ed. Linda K. Hughes)

Reviews
Review of British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832-1877, by Jude Piesse
Victorian Studies 59.3 (Spring 2017)

Review of Translation as Transformation in Victorian Poetry, by Annmarie Drury
Review 19 (September 2016)

Review of The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America, by Michael Cohen
Nineteenth-Century Contexts 38.4 (June 2016)

Review of Heartbeats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem, by Catherine Robson
Victorian Studies (Summer 2014)

Review of Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism, by Paul Gilmore
Review 19 (July 2010)

Review of Republican Politics and English Poetry, 1789-1874, by Stephanie Kuduk Weiner
Victorianism and Romanticism on the Net 52 (November 2008)

Review of Space and the ‘March of Mind’: Literature and the Physical Sciences in Britain, 1815-1850, by Alice Jenkins.
Victorian Studies 50 (Autumn 2007)

Review of Stateliest Measure: Tennyson and the Literature of Greece and Rome, by A. A. Markley.
Victorian Studies 47 (Spring 2005)

RECENT & UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS
“Dorrit Down Under”
Plenary lecture: Dickens Universe, University of California at Santa Cruz: July 2018

“Xenophobia and the Dawn of Australian Aestheticism”
NYU conference on Transnational Poetics​: ​May 2018​

“Poetry, Property, and Indigeneity”
Invited talk: Cultural Geographies of the Colonial Southern Hemisphere, 1780-1870 conference, University College Dublin: November 2017

“Discerning Poetry: Indigenous Politics and Poetic Reform”
Form and Reform conference, University of Santa Cruz, CA: July 2017

“Irish Feeling in Colonial New South Wales”
NAVSA/AVSA conference in Florence, Italy: May 2017

“Race, Poetry, and Sociality in the Colonies”
North American Victorian Studies Association, Phoenix, AZ: November 2016

“The Poetry of Greater Britain”
World Victorians Conference, Warwick University, England: May 2016

“Oceans Away: Radical Elsewheres”
CUNY Victorian Conference: May 2016

“Sounding the Scottish Diaspora in British North America”
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia: October 2015

“Sounding the Scottish Diaspora”
University of Stirling, Scotland: March 2015

“Colonial Derivatives: Rewriting British Poetry in Australia”
University of Stony Brook, SUNY: February 2015

“Native Colonialists of the British Empire”
Indiana University: October 2014

“No Place Like Home: Robert Burns in Colonial New Zealand”
Poetic Genre and Social Imagination, University of Chicago: May 2014

“Poetry and Indigeneity in the Colonies”
NAVSA/BAVS/AVSA conference, “The Global and the Local,” Venice, Italy: June 2013

Symposium on the Ballad
Poetics, History, Theory at the University of California, Irvine: May 2013

Roundtable on Formalism
Victorian Poetry, Forms and Fashions conference, West Virginia University: April 2013

“Dickens’ Poetry, Poetry’s Dickens”
Invited talk, with Tricia Lootens: Dickens Universe, UC Santa Cruz: August 2012

“Nostalgia at Sea: Remembering British Poetry in the Colonies”
Invited talk: University of Cape Town, South Africa: October 2011

“The Colonial Futures of Victorian Poetry”
Victorian Futures conference, Dickens Universe, UC Santa Cruz: July 2011

“Parallel Crossings, Nautical Drag”
DC Queer Studies Symposium, University of Maryland: April 2011

“The Exile’s Lament: Poetry, Emigration, and the British Nineteenth Century”
Invited talk: P-19 Forum, Philadelphia: February 2011

“Colonial Laureates: Scaling the Empire, Cape Town to Melbourne”
North American Victorian Studies Association conference, Montreal: November 2010

“Poetry at Sea: Emigration, Nationalism, and the Forms of State”
Invited talk, Princeton University: October 2010