Dr Mark Sandy
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Mark Sandy has research interests in Romanticism, especially the Second-Generation Romantic poetry of Keats and Shelley. He completed a monograph on Poetics of Self and Form in Keats and Shelley (Ashgate, 2005) and co-edited a critical collection of essays on Romantic Echoes in the Victorian Era (Ashgate, 2008). He has also edited a volume on Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century (Ashgate, 2012). He plans to co-edit a collection of critical essays on Decadent Romanticism. He is currently completing a book-length study of Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning (under contract with Ashgate). Outside of the nineteenth century, he has research interests in both critical theory and twentieth-century American Literature (including Jewish American Literature of the post-war era). In the future, he plans to write a study of Transforming Romanticism: Romantic Legacies in Twentieth-Century American Literature. He is a co-director of the Department's 'Romantic Dialogues and Legacies' research group. He is a co-organiser with Professor Michael O’Neill and Dr Sarah Wootton of a lecture series on 'The Persistence of Beauty: Victorians to Moderns' (Epiphany, 2012).
He has recently supervised successful doctoral theses on:
'Airy Children of Our Brain': Emotion, Science and the Legacy of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy in the Shelley Circle, 1812-1821.
'The Pleasure of the Senses: The Art of Sensation in Shelley's Poetics of Sensibility'.
He would be interested in proposals on all aspects of Romantic Literature (especially Romantic poetry; philosophy; subjectivity; grief).
He would also welcome proposals for postgraduate research on any aspect of the legacies of Romantic writing, culture, and thought in British or American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
- Critical Theory
- Romantic and Pre-Romantic Studies
- American Literature
- Romantic Poetry
- Sandy, Mark. (2005). Poetics of Self and Form in Keats and Shelley: Nietzschean Subjectivity and Genre. Aldershot: Ashgate.
- Sandy, Mark (2012). Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century. The Nineteenth Century Series. Ashgate.
- O'Neill, Michael, Sandy, Mark & Wootton, Sarah (2012). Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'. Pickering & Chatto.
- Radford, A. & Sandy, Mark (2008). Romantic Echoes in the Victorian Era. The Nineteenth Century Series. Aldershot: Ashgate.
- O'Neill, M. & Sandy, M. (2006). Romanticism: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. London: Routledge.
- Sandy, Mark (2012). '"Fiery Particle": Keats's Romantic Presences in the Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald'. In Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century. Sandy, Mark Ashgate. 149-162.
- Sandy, Mark (2012). 'Reimagining Venice and Visions of Decay in Wordsworth, the Shelleys, and Thomas Mann'. In Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'. O'Neill, Michael, Sandy, Mark & Wootton, Sarah Pickering & Chatto. 27-42.
- Sandy, Mark (2008). '"Echoes of that Voice:" Romantic Resonances in Victorian Poetic Birdsong'. In Romantic Echoes in the Victorian Era. Radford, Andrew, & Sandy, Mark Aldershot: Ashgate. 155-173.
- Sandy, Mark. (2007). ''Ruinous Perfection': Reading Authors and Writing Readers in Romantic Fragments.'. In Romanticism and Form. Rawes, Alan. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 60-77.
- Sandy, Mark. (2002). '"[W]hate’er these words cannot express": Transgressive Fictions in Shelley’s "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty", "To a Skylark", and "Ode to the West Wind".'. In Silence, Sublimity and Suppression in the Romantic Period. Price, Fiona. & Masson, Scott. New York: Edwin Mellen. Mellen Studies in Literature: Romantic Reassessment 157: 37-57.
Journal papers: academic
- Sandy, Mark (2012). 'Wordsworth and the Circulation of Grief'. Essays in Criticism 62(3): 248-264.
- Sandy, Mark. (2011). '"Cut by Rainbow": Tales, Tellers, and Reimagining Wordsworth's Pastoral Poetics in Toni Morrison's Beloved and A Mercy'. MELUS 36(2): 35-51.
- Sandy, Mark (2008). "Webbed with Golden Lines:" Saul Bellow's Romanticism. Romanticism 14(1): 57-67.
- Sandy, Mark (2006). Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Keats Criticism. Literature Compass 3(6): 1320-1333.
- Sandy, Mark (2000). '"Stormy Visions:" Shelley's Re-invention of Myth, Memory and Identity in Adonais'. The Keats-Shelley Review (14): 84-94.
- Sandy, Mark. (1998). '"To See as a God Sees:" The Potential Ubermensch in Keat's 'Hyperion' Fragments'. Romanticism 4(2): 212-223.
Journal papers: online
- Sandy, Mark (2008). '"The Colossal Fabric’s Form": Remodelling Memory, History, and Forgetting in Byron’s Poetic Recollections of Ruins'. Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (51): 15pp.
- Sandy, Mark & Wootton, Sarah (2008). 'Modelling the Self: Subjectivity and Identity in Romantic and Post-Romantic Thought and Culture'. Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (51).
Other publications: research
- Sandy, Mark (2002). Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Biographical Entry. Online: