Julia Carlson

Julia S. Carlson

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

McMicken Hall

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Education

Ph.D.: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2006 (English Language and Literature)

M.A.: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1998 (English Language and Literature)

M.A.: Bread Loaf School of English Middlebury, VT, 1998 (English Literature)

A.B.: Stanford University Stanford, CA, 1993 (Humanities Honors Program, with a concentration in Modern Thought and Literature)

Research and Practice Interests

Julia S. Carlson is the author of Romantic Marks and Measures: Wordsworth’s Poetry in Fields of Print (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), winner of the British Association for Romantic Studies First Book Prize 2017. She is the co-editor of Romantic Cartographies: Mapping, Literature, Culture, 1789-1832 (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and a special issue of Essays in Romanticism entitled Romanticizing Historical Poetics: Voice, Lyric, Rhythm, Address (2018). With the Multigraph Collective, she co-authored Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (University of Chicago Press, 2018). Since 2018, she has been an editor of the open-access, online journal Romanticism on the Net (RoN), which publishes work, in traditional and innovative formats, devoted to British literature and culture of the “Romantic Century” (1750-1850). 
 
A specialist in British Romanticism (1750-1850), she teaches a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in literature, cultural studies, and film. Recent undergraduate courses include “Romanticism and the Invention of Nature,” “Frankenstein at 200,” “The Environment in Literature and Film,” “Word, Image, Song,” “Episodes in Modern Consciousness,” and “Romantic Autobiography.” Recent graduate seminars include “Poetry and Mediality,” “Theoretical Approaches to Poetry,” “The Prelude and Don Juan,” and “Romanticism in Script, in Print, Engraved.”
 
Her research interests include the cartographic, prosodic, and diagrammatic contexts of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry; book history, manuscript culture, and media studies; blindness and literacy; and historic approaches to meter and form. She is currently writing a second monograph on inscriptional practices, transcriptional technologies, and “digital interactivity.” Recent articles explore the invention of printing and mapping for the blind; the poetics of touch; the writing of Dorothy and Mary Wordsworth; and visualizations of historic and metrical time.

Positions and Work Experience

09-2006 -08-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

09-2013 -05-2014 Visiting Fellow, DeMontfort University, Leicester, England

09-2013 -To Present Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati,

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

“The Map at the Limits of his Paper: A Cartographic Reading of The Prelude, Book 6.”  Studies in Romanticism 49. 3 (2010): 375-404.

“Topographical Measures: Wordsworth’s and Crosthwaite’s Lines on the Lake District.” Romanticism 16. 1 (2010): 72-93.

Prose Mesurée in the Lakes Tour and Guide: Quoting and Recalibrating English Blank Verse.”  European Romantic Review 20. 2 (2009): 227-36.

“Written with a Slate-pencil: Inscribing Black Comb.”  Literary Selections on Cartography 19.  The History of Cartography Project, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

 “‘Save them Alive’: The Wordsworth Scriptorium and the Encoding of Poetic Re/Production in the Dream of the Arab,” Romanticizing Historical Poetics, a special issue of Essays in Romanticism, edited by Julia S. Carlson, Ewan Jones, and David Ruderman, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 65-83

“‘With gentle hand / Touch——’: The ‘Horrid Blank of Nature’ and the New Feel of Reading,” European Romantic Review, vol. 28, no.3, 2017, pp. 279-88

“Measuring Distance, Pointing Address: The Textual Geography of the ‘Poem to Coleridge’ and ‘To W. Wordsworth.’” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, no. 61, November 2013, https://ronjournal.org/s/1268
 

Review

Review of Ron Broglio, Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments, 1750-1830 (Bucknell UP, 2008).  Romantic Circles (May 21, 2009)

Review-essay of Rachel Hewitt, Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance SurveyThe Wordsworth Circle 42. 4 (Autumn 2011): 276-8.

Monograph

Romantic Marks and Measures: Wordsworth’s Poetry in Fields of Print. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Series in Material Texts. Winner of the British Association for Romantic Studies First Book Prize 2017

Book Chapter

“Tangible Burns,” The Unfinished Book, edited by Alexandra Gillespie and Deidre Lynch (Oxford University Press, 2020)

“Carto-tactual Subjects: Promoting the Education of the Blind in Romantic-era France and Britain,” Romantic Cartographies: Literature, Culture, Mapping, 1789-1832, edited by Sally Bushell, Julia S. Carlson, and Damian Walford Davies (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Book

Romantic Cartographies: Literature, Culture, and Mapping, 1789-1832, edited by Sally Bushell, Julia S. Carlson, and Damian Walford Davies (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in an Era of Print Saturation (University of Chicago Press, 2018). A collaborative project by the twenty-two members of the Multigraph Collective

Other Publication

Romanticizing Historical Poetics: Voice, Lyric, Rhythm, Address, a special issue of Essays in Romanticism, edited by Julia S. Carlson, Ewan Jones and David Ruderman, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018

Introductions

“Introduction: Part II,” Romantic Cartographies: Literature, Culture, and Mapping, 1789-1832, edited by Sally Bushell, Julia S. Carlson, and Damian Walford Davies (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
 

"Romanticizing Historical Poetics: Voice, Lyric, Rhythm, Address," introduction to Romanticizing Historical Poetics, a special issue of Essays in Romanticism, edited by Julia S. Carlson, Ewan Jones, and David Ruderman, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 1-9

Work in Progress

“Historical Poetics, Poetics of History: Priestley’s Time Charts and the Visualization of Meter,” The Wordsworth Circle (forthcoming, Jan. 2021)

Inscription, Transcription, and Digital Interactivity in Romantic-era Britain (second monograph)

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Interacting with Print Multigraph Conference: Cultural Practices of Intermediality, 1700-1900 (11-22-2013. ) “Catalogues,” “Letters,” “Taste,” “Spacing Print” .McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

1813-1815 Revisited: Two Years in/and around Leigh Hunt and Robert Southey (09-24-2013. ) “Sounding Out The Excursion: John Thelwall’s Radical Scansion” .Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec.

The Culture of Cartography Symposium (10-26-2012. ) “Poetry, Print Culture, and the Making of the ‘Lake-District’” .University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Interacting with Print Research Group Colloquium: “Print in the Media Ecology” (03-16-2012. ) Poetry, Print Culture, and the Making of the "Lake-District" .McGill University, Montreal.

Crossing the Bar: Transatlantic Poetics in the Nineteenth Century (03-06-2010. ) “The Thesis and Arsis of John Thelwall’s Physiological Poetics” .University of Pennsylvania, Phildelphia, PA.

Space, Place, and Landscape (Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop) (10-22-2004. ) “Pictorial Relief in the Age of Numerical Accuracy” .University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Lecture

(11-06-2013. ) “The Cartopoetic Making of the Lake District: Maps, Guidebooks, Poetry” .Glasgow, Scotland.

(11-13-2013. ) “The Cartopoetic Making of the Lake District: Maps, Guidebooks, Poetry” .Leicester, England.

(09-25-2013. ) “Poetry, Print Culture, and the Making of the ‘Lake-District” .Montreal, Québec.

Paper Presentations

(07-30-2014. ) “The Biographia Literaria and The Excursion: John Thelwall Marks the English Rhythmus” .Cannington, Somerset (UK).

(07-26-2014. ) “Embossing the Vernacular: the Rise of Sign Systems for the Blind” .University of Notre Dame’s London Centre, London, England.

Special Session on Romantic Movements (08-11-2013. ) “Say, Rice, Roe, and the (Radical) Printing of Radical Prosody” .Boston University and The College of the Holy Cross, Boston, MA.

(07-29-2013. ) “Southey’s Printed Metrics” .Keswick, England.

(03-2012. ) “‘—You are mov’d!’: Lyrical Ballads and the Printing of Local Feeling” .San Antonio, TX.

(03-2011. ) “‘God bless you! dear Coleridge, our very dear friend!’: Editorial Punctuation and the Elision of History” .Penn State University, State College, PA.

(08-2010. ) “Wordsworth and Thelwall: Inmates of the Active Universe" .Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

(08-2008. ) ‘Prose Mesurée” in the Lakes Tour and Guide: Re-quoting and Recalibrating Blank .University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

(07-2008. ) Nationalizing Blank Verse in the Prose Tour and Guide .University of Exeter, Exeter, England.

(07-2007. ) Blank-Verse Technology and the Freeing of Topographical Vision .University of Bristol, Bristol, England.

(2007. ) The Map in the Blank-Verse Poem: Inter-Articulations and Critique .Grasmere, England.

(03-2006. ) Emphatic Effects: Animating the Topographical and Verbal Page .Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

(2006. ) Troping Techne: Pauses of Deep Silence and the Arts of Punctuation .Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

(09-2004. ) Cosmopolitan Tongues: Eighteenth-Century Emphasis and its Romantic Legacy .University of Colorado, Boulder.

(01-12-2004. ) Simplon Pass and the Dissolution of Cartographic Form .University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

(11-2003. ) Marks of Relief: The Aesthetic Empiricism of British Cartography .Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

(09-2003. ) Speech Maps: London Actors and the Graphing of British Eloquence .University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

(05-2003. ) The Exclamation Point in a Linear Economy of Poetic Language .St. John’s College, Cambridge, England.

(08-2001. ) The ‘purest poesy’: On the Citing of ‘Face’ in The Prelude .University of Washington, Seattle.

(02-2001. ) On the Citing of ‘Face’ in The Prelude .University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“Punctuating Friendship: The Wordsworths and the ‘Poem to Coleridge’” .Cannington College, Somerset (UK).

Event Organized

"Benjamin Robert Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Romantic Writing."

"Benjamin Robert Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Romantic Writing." Conference 11-07-2008 11-08-2008 University of Cincinnati and Athenaeum of Ohio. Level:International