18th and 19th century British literature and culture, esp. Romanticism; lyric poetry; history of reading; literary and cultural theory
Eric Eisner's teaching and research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, especially Romanticism; lyric poetry; and the history of authorship and of reading. He has published articles on P.B. Shelley and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and his book, Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Literary Celebrity (2009). He is guest-editing a volume of essays on Romantic Fandom that will appear in the Romantic Circles Praxis series. He received his PhD from Harvard in 2003.
Professor Eisner’s current project focuses on the sociality of everyday reading practices in the Romantic era. He is also writing on the recent revival of interest in "form" in literary studies.
"Celebrity Authorship" and "'Napoleon's Farewell.'" Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, (2010).
Ed. and intro. Romantic Fandom. Romantic Circles Praxis Series (2011).
Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Literary Celebrity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
"EBB and the Energies of Fandom." Victorian Review 33:2 (2007): 85-102.
"The Cenci's Celebrity." Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism 11 (2003): 7-36.
ENGL 406: English Romantic Poetry
ENGL 640: British Romanticism
ENGL 360: Special Topics: Jane Austen and the Gothic
ENGL 330: Literary Theory
ENGL 414: Literary Lives and Literary Scandals