Jeffery William Vail

Phone: (617) 353-2856 [work] or (617) 739-1761 [home]

e-mail: jwvail@bu.edu

Index

Academic Degrees
Publications
Issues Edited
Sessions Chaired
Papers Delivered
Works in Progress
Teaching Experience
Research and Teaching Interests
Awards
Organizations
References



ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Ph D: English Literature, University of Delaware (1998). Dissertation: "The Literary Relationships of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore," directors, Charles E. Robinson and Donald H. Reiman
  • MA: English Literature, University of Delaware (1993)
  • BA: English Literature, Washington College, cum laude (1991)




 

PUBLICATIONS

Book:

Published articles:

 
Notes:

 

ISSUES EDITED

  • "Lord Byron's Canon." Special issue of Romanticism on the Net, forthcoming in 2006.



SESSIONS CHAIRED

 

  • "Lord Byron and Romantic Politics." Annual Byron Society Session, Modern Language Association Convention (28-30 December 2002).


PAPERS DELIVERED


WORKS IN PROGRESS

Books:

  • Byronic Heroism: A study of the ideal of political leadership in the works and career of Lord Byron.
  • New Letters of Thomas Moore: a supplementary volume to Wilfred S. Dowden's edition of Moore's letters. To date, I have collected and edited over 600 unpublished Moore letters.
  • Thomas Moore: Selected Poetry and Prose: the first modern edition of Moore's most important works, including the Irish Melodies, Lalla Rookh, and The Fudge Family in Paris.

Articles:

  • "Samuel Rogers's Secret Life" (Circulating.)
  • "Byron, The Whig Poets, and 'Liberty'"
  • "Shelley's Revolt of Islam and Moore's Lalla Rookh"



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Boston University

  • HU 111: Gothic Literature (Fall 2003)
  • HU 102: Humanities II: The Break with Tradition (Spring 2003)
  • HU 101: Humanities I: Traditions in the Humanities (Fall 2002, Fall 2003)
  • WR 150: Writing and Research Seminar: The Satirical Novel (Spring 2002)
  • WR 100: Writing Seminar: Gothic Literature (Spring 2002)
  • WR 150: Writing and Research Seminar: The Gothic Revival (Fall 2001)
  • WR 100: Writing Seminar: The Art of Satire (Fall 2001)
  • EN 201: Intermediate Composition (Fall 2000, Summer 2001, Spring 2001)
  • EN 104: Expository Composition II (Fall 2000, Spring 2001)

University of Nottingham, England (Visiting Lecturer in the Romantics)

  • Q3B320: Romanticism (Spring 1999)
  • Q3A321: Romantic Literature (Spring 1999)

University of Delaware





RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • British Romanticism
  • Victorian Literature
  • Gothic Literature
  • Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • Literature and Composition
  • History of the Novel
  • Modern and Postmodern American Poetry



AWARDS

  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of Delaware (1995-96)
  • Teaching Assistantship, University of Delaware (1993-95)
  • University Writing Center Assistantship, University of Delaware (1991-93)
  • George Washington Scholarship, Washington College (1987-1991)
  • National Merit Scholarship, Washington College (1987-1991)
  • Sophie Kerr Creative Writing Scholarship, Washington College (1987-1991)




ORGANIZATIONS

  • Modern Language Association
  • Wordsworth-Coleridge Association
  • International Byron Society

 



REFERENCES

A full dossier is available from Career Planning and Placement, Raub Hall, University of Delaware, (302) 831-8479.