Brian Glover's teaching and research concerns 18th-century British literature, public sphere theory, and ecocriticism. My dissertation, "The Public Sphere and Formal Nostalgia, 1709-1785," traced the rejection and repression of print-based publicity in writers who were working in print themselves. Now, I am at work on a project linking mid-eighteenth century interpretations of Virgil's Georgics to ideas of the local and global in Anglican sermons of the period, with special interest in the works of Joseph and Thomas Warton.
B.A. Amherst College
M.A. University of Virginia
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
18th-century British literature, public sphere
theory, history of the novel and auto/biography, the Georgic, ecocriticism
1100: Composition I
1200: Composition II
2000: Interpreting Literature
3010: History of British Literature, 1700-1900
3140: Introduction to Poetry
4000: Introduction to Literary Theory
Selected Publications and Presentations
"Charlotte Charke Is Not Her Job: The Visual Imagery of Class and
Profession in Charke's Narrative." Mapping the Self: Space, Identity,
Discourse in British Autobiography (2003).
"Nobility, Visibility and Publicity in Colley Cibber's Apology."
Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (2002).