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Casie LeGette

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Associate Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator

Casie LeGette (PhD, University of Michigan, 2010) specializes in Romantic Literature, but her research and teaching interests also extend forward into the 19th century. Her interests include poetics, excerpting, radical politics, periodical culture, and book history. Her recent work focuses on poetry in anthologies: related articles include "Cutting Lyric Down to Size: Victorian Anthologies and the Excerpt as Poem” in Genre and "Gems by the Thousands: Hoarding Poetry in the Late Nineteenth Century" in Victorian Poetry. She edited a recent special issue of Nineteenth Century Studies, on "Reassembly." LeGette is currently at work on a book manuscript on the uses of poetry in educational anthologies and textbooks used throughout the British Empire, especially in the Caribbean. Her first book, Remaking Romanticism: the Radical Politics of the Excerpt (Palgrave 2017) argues that radical editors and publishers transformed literary history, hauling the texts of the recent past directly into the present and undoing literary chronology in the service of political change. Related articles on prison poetry and Caleb Williams can be found in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism, respectively.

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