Dr Paige Tovey
Paige Tovey is the holder of a MHRA Research Associateship awarded to the Department from 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2012 to work, under the direction of Professor Michael O'Neill, on The Prose of Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1818-1822, ed. Michael O'Neill and Timothy Webb, an edition of Shelley's later prose which is contracted to Oxford University Press.
Teaching and Research Interests
Paige Tovey's primary research interests are: British Romanticism and Romantic legacies, American literature, transatlanticism, poetry and poetics, and manuscript editing. She has taught a range of subjects, including Literature of the Romantic Period, Introduction to Poetry (the Metaphysical Poets and Milton), Shakespeare, and American Poetry. Her PhD thesis, entitled 'Countless Cross-Fertilizations: Gary Snyder as a Post-Romantic Poet', examines Romantic (including American Transcendentalist) legacies in the poetry of Gary Snyder. It traces connections and conversations between Snyder and his Romantic predecessors, especially Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley, Emerson and Thoreau, and it seeks to demonstrate the workings of what Snyder himself calls ‘cross-fertilizations’.
List of Publications
Paige Tovey, The Transatlantic Eco-Romanticism of Gary Snyder, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Forthcoming)
Essays in edited volumes
Paige Tovey, ‘The Measured Chaos of Gary Snyder's Post-Romantic Poetic Form’, Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century, ed. Mark Sandy (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), Nineteenth Century Studies Series, pp. 73-87. (ISBN: 978-0-7546-6992-0)
Diane Hoeveler and Paige Tovey, ‘The Prose of Percy Bysshe Shelley’, The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature, gen. ed. Frederick Burwick (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). (ISBN: 978-1405188104)
Michael O’Neill and Paige Tovey, ‘Shelley, Spenser and Pope’, The Oxford Handbook to Shelley Studies, ed. Michael O’Neill and Anthony Howe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
Paige Tovey, ' "Betwixt love and knowledge": Byron's Poetic Pendulum', Byron's Poetry, ed. Peter Cochran (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar's Press, 2012).
Essays in Journals
Paige Tovey, 'Shelley and the Italian City-State', The Wordsworth Circle, Spring 2012.