Professor Jeffrey Robinson

  • Professor (English Literature)

Research interests

Biography

Jeffrey C. Robinson (educated at Harvard University, University of Chicago, and Brandeis University) specializes in Romanticism (particularly poetry and poetics) and has a strong interest in poetics from the Romantic Period to the present in the experimental or avant-garde tradition. 

In most of his teaching and writing he attempts to rethink the fundamental principles of the poetics of Romanticism. Among his eighteen books are Radical Literary Education: A Classroom Experiment with Wordsworth’s Ode (1987), The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image (1989, rep. in pbk in 2006), Romantic Presences: Living Images from the Age of Wordsworth and Shelley (1995), Reception and Poetics in Keats: My Ended Poet (1998), Wordsworth Day by Day: Reading His Work into Poetry Now (2005),  Unfettering Poetry: The Fancy in British Romanticism (2006), and co-edited with Jerome Rothenberg Poems for the Millennium, Volume Three: The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry (2009). He has also published four books and chapbooks of his own poetry based on Romantic materials, most recently being Untam'd Wing: Riffs on Romantic Poetry (2010).

His interest in literary education, beginning with his first book, has led to a recent special issue of English Language Notes: "Experimental Literary Education". In an ongoing project, he is developing a way of characterizing the poetics (in poetry and in non-fiction prose) of the "late" Romantic period (roughly 1820-1835). His is also studying a 'late' Wordsworth manuscript as a rare indication of Wordsworth's poetics in th late 1820s.

He is a winner of National Endowment for the Humanities and Guggenheim Fellowships. Recently retired after 38 years teaching at the University of Colorado, Boulder, he is presently a Professor of Romantic Poetry (fractional appointment) at the University of Glasgow.

Personal website: jeffreycrobinson.com

Publications

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Number of items: 69.

2014

Robinson, J. (2014) Editing Poems for the Millennium, Volume Three: the University of California book of romantic and postromantic poetry. Volta / Evening Will Come, 38,

2012

Robinson, J.C. (2012) The influence of Shelley on twentieth- and twenty-first century poetry. In: O'Neill, M. and Howe, A. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Series: Oxford handbooks of literature. Oxford University Press, pp. 627-644. ISBN 9780199558360

2011

Robinson, J.C. (2011) Jewish criticism of romanticism: formal predispositions. In: Spector , S.A. (ed.) Romanticism/Judaica: A Convergence of Cultures. Ashgate: Farnham, UK, pp. 183-199. ISBN 9780754668800

Robinson, J.C. (2011) A burst of romanticism. PN Review, 37(5),

2010

Robinson, J.C. (2010) Untam'd Wing: Riffs on Romantic Poetry. Station Hill of Barrytown: Barrytown, NY. ISBN 9781581771183

2009

Rothenberg, J. and Robinson, J.C., (Eds.) (2009) Poems for the Millennium. Vol. 3, The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry. Series: Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities. University of California Press: Berkeley, CA. ISBN 9780520247352

2007

Robinson, J.C. (2007) Romanticism and the poetics of improvisation. Wordsworth Circle, 2007(Summer),

2006

Robinson, J.C. (2006) Shelley: the translator. In: Morton, T. (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Shelley. Series: Cambridge companions to literature. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, pp. 104-122. ISBN 9780521826044

Robinson, J.C. (2006) Unfettering Poetry: Fancy in British Romanticism. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, USA. ISBN 9781403965134

Robinson, J.C. (2006) The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image. Dalkey Archive Press: Normal, Ill., USA. ISBN 9781564784599

2005

Robinson, J.C. (2005) Wordsworth, Day by Day: Reading His Work into Poetry Now. Barrytown / Station Hill Press: Barrytown, USA. ISBN 9781581771022

2004

Robinson, J.C. (2004) The Fatalist, Lyn Hejinian, Omnidawn. Double Room(4), [Book Review]

2003

Robinson, J.C. (2003) Deforming Keat's "Ode on a Grecian Urn". Romantic Circles Praxis Series, 2003(Fall),

Robinson, J.C. (2003) Leigh Hunt and the poetics and politics of the fancy. In: Roe, N. (ed.) Leigh Hunt: Life, Poetics, Politics. Series: Routledge studies in romanticism (2). Routledge: London, UK, pp. 156-179. ISBN 9780415309844

Robinson, J.C. (2003) The poetics of expiration: Felicia Hemans. Romanticism on the Net, 29-30,

2002

Robinson, J.C. (2002) Amenia: A Memoir. TreeHouse Press: Boulder, Colo., USA. ISBN 9780965187862

Robinson, J.C. (2002) The Problem of Poetry in the Romantic Period by Mark Storey. Wordsworth Circle, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (2002) A Wordsworth Notebook: Moods of my Own Mind and Other Poems from Romanticism. Mellen Poetry Press: Lewiston, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773434318

2001

Robinson, J.C. (2001) The Life of Things: Utter Wordsworth. TreeHouse Press: Boulder, Colo., USA. ISBN 9780965187862

Robinson, J.C. (2001) The Masks of Keats by Thomas McFarland and The Persistence of Poetry, Robert Ryan and Ronald Sharp (eds). Wordsworth Circle, [Book Review]

2000

Gilbert, R., Robinson, J.C. and Wallace, A.D., (Eds.) (2000) The Quotable Walker: Great Moments of Wisdom and Inspiration for Walkers and Hikers. Breakaway Books: Halcottsville, NY, USA. ISBN 9781891369223

Gilbert, R., Robinson, J.C. and Wallace, A.D., (Eds.) (2000) The Walker's Literary Companion. Breakaway Books: Halcottsville, NY, USA. ISBN 9781891369193

Robinson, J.C. (2000) 'My first acquaintance with poets': Hazlitt's autobiography of a cultural critic. Romanticism, 6(2), pp. 178-194.

Robinson, J.C. (2000) Review of Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel by Robin Jarvis. Romanticism, [Book Review]

1999

Robinson, J.C. (1999) Passione e Bellezza: Fenomenologia del Romanticismo. Liguori: Napoli, Italy. ISBN 9788820724924

Robinson, J.C. (1999) Review of Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem by Michael O'Neill. Romantic Praxis, [Book Review]

1998

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Passion and romantic poetics. Romantic Circles Praxis Series, 1998(Spring),

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Reception and Poetics in Keats: My Ended Poet. Series: Romanticism in perspective. Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333716380

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Review of John Keats and the Culture of Dissent by Nicholas Roe. Wordsworth Circle, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Review of The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style by Jerome McGann. Romanticism, [Book Review]

1997

Robinson, J.C. (1997) Spliced Romanticism. Mellen Poetry Press: Lewiston, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773428140

1996

Robinson, J.C. (1996) To dwell in possibility: anthologizing a revised romantic poetics. Eighteenth-Century Studies , 39(2), pp. 251-258. [Book Review]

1995

Robinson, J.C. (1995) 'My Ended Poet': poetic tribute to Keats, 1821-1994. Studies in Romanticism, 34(3), pp. 441-469.

Robinson, J.C. (1995) Review of Approaches to Teaching Keats's Poetry, Walter H. Evert, Jack Wright Rhodes (eds.). European Romantic Review, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1995) Romantic Presences: Living Images from the Age of Wordsworth & Shelley. Series: Clinamen studies series. Station Hill Press: Barrytown, NY, USA. ISBN 9780882681986

1993

Robinson, J.C. (1993) Review of Reading Romantics: Texts and Contexts by Peter J. Manning. Studies in Romanticism, 32, pp. 130-138. [Book Review]

1992

Robinson, J.C. (1992) Review of History and Myth: Essays on English Romantic Literature, Stephen C. Behrendt (ed.). Keats-Shelley Journal, 151, pp. 251-253. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1992) Review of Walking North with Keats by Carol Kyros Walker. Wordsworth Circle, 23, pp. 243-244. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1992) The power of sound: Wordsworth's 'Unremitting Voice of Nightly Streams'. Wordsworth Circle, pp. 176-179.

1991

Robinson, J.C. (1991) The Current of Romantic Passion. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wis, USA. ISBN 9780299129606

1990

Robinson, J.C. (1990) Epipsychidion and romantic passion love. In: Hall, S. (ed.) Approaches to Teaching Shelley's Poetry. MLA, pp. 96-99.

1989

Robinson, J.C. (1989) Review of Keats's Life of Allegory: The Origins of a Style by Marjorie Levinson. Wordsworth Circle, 20, pp. 201-203. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1989) The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image. University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, Okla, USA. ISBN 9780806121819

1988

Robinson, J.C. (1988) Review of Professing Literature by Gerald Graff. Journal of Higher Education, 59, pp. 701-704. [Book Review]

1987

Robinson, J.C. (1987) Radical Literary Education: A Classroom Experiment with Wordsworth's "Ode". University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wis, USA. ISBN 9780299110604

1986

Robinson, J.C. (1986) Review of The Poet Physician: Keats and Medical Science by Donald Goellnicht. Keats-Shelley Journal, 35, pp. 198-199. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1986) Wordsworth's Second Nature: A Study of the Poetry and Politics by James K. Chandler. Review, [Book Review]

1985

Robinson, J.C. (1985) Romanticism through the eyes of Hazlitt. Review, 7, pp. 65-76.

Robinson, J.C. (1985) A late poem by Wordsworth to 'Emma'. Philological Quarterly, pp. 406-416.

1983

Van Ghent, D.B. (1983) Keats: The Myth of the Hero. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, USA. ISBN 9780691065694

1981

Robinson, J.C. (1981) Melville Caine: the expressionist spirit. Columbia Library Columns, pp. 25-35.

Robinson, J.C. (1981) Review of The Borderers by William Wordsworth, Robert Osborn (ed.). Wordsworth Circle, 12, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1981) The immortality ode: Lionel Thrilling and Helen Vendler. Wordsworth Circle,

1980

Robinson, J.C. (1980) Review of Keats, Skepticism and the Religion of Beauty by Ronald Sharp. Wordsworth Circle, 11, pp. 179-180. [Book Review]

1979

Robinson, J.C. (1979) Lionel Thrilling and the romantic tradition. Massachusetts Review, 20,

1978

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Coleridge Marginalia. Notes and Queries, 25, pp. 221-222.

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Introducing Wordsworth to students in Colorado. Wordsworth Circle, 9, pp. 335-337.

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Lionel Trilling: a bibliographic essay. Resources for American Literacy Study, 8, pp. 135-156.

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Review of Keats and the Sublime by Stuart Ende. Wordsworth Circle, 9, pp. 275-278. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Review of We Must March My Darlings by Diana Trilling. Denver Quarterly, pp. 95-97. [Book Review]

1977

Robinson, J.C. (1977) The structure of Woodworth's memorials of a tour in Scotland, 1803. Papers on Language and Literature, 13, pp. 54-70.

1976

Robinson, J.C. (1976) Dante's Paradiso and Keats' 'Ode to a Nigtingale'. Keats-Shelley Journal, 25, pp. 13-15.

Robinson, J.C. (1976) Keats' 'Morbidity of Temperament'. Notes and Queries, pp. 453-454.

Robinson, J.C. (1976) Review of Nature and Culture in the Iliad by James Redfield. Classical Journal, 72, pp. 184-186. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1976) The role of comparison in Homeric thought. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 30, pp. 181-204.

1974

Robinson, J.C. (1974) Geoffrey Hartman: criticism as literature. Review of Geoffrey Hartman's The Fate of Reading. Denver Quarterly, 10(4), pp. 119-124. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1974) The Prelude, Book XIV, and the problem of concluding. Criticism, 16, pp. 301-310.

Robinson, J.C. (1974) An unpublished letter of William Wordsworth to Henry Robinson of York. Wordsworth Circle, 5, pp. 15-16.

1969

Robinson, J.C. (1969) Celebration: the lyric poetry of Melville Cane. American Scholar, 38, pp. 286-296.

This list was generated on Sun Aug 2 04:31:36 2015 BST.
Number of items: 69.

Articles

Robinson, J. (2014) Editing Poems for the Millennium, Volume Three: the University of California book of romantic and postromantic poetry. Volta / Evening Will Come, 38,

Robinson, J.C. (2011) A burst of romanticism. PN Review, 37(5),

Robinson, J.C. (2007) Romanticism and the poetics of improvisation. Wordsworth Circle, 2007(Summer),

Robinson, J.C. (2003) Deforming Keat's "Ode on a Grecian Urn". Romantic Circles Praxis Series, 2003(Fall),

Robinson, J.C. (2003) The poetics of expiration: Felicia Hemans. Romanticism on the Net, 29-30,

Robinson, J.C. (2000) 'My first acquaintance with poets': Hazlitt's autobiography of a cultural critic. Romanticism, 6(2), pp. 178-194.

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Passion and romantic poetics. Romantic Circles Praxis Series, 1998(Spring),

Robinson, J.C. (1995) 'My Ended Poet': poetic tribute to Keats, 1821-1994. Studies in Romanticism, 34(3), pp. 441-469.

Robinson, J.C. (1992) The power of sound: Wordsworth's 'Unremitting Voice of Nightly Streams'. Wordsworth Circle, pp. 176-179.

Robinson, J.C. (1985) Romanticism through the eyes of Hazlitt. Review, 7, pp. 65-76.

Robinson, J.C. (1985) A late poem by Wordsworth to 'Emma'. Philological Quarterly, pp. 406-416.

Robinson, J.C. (1981) Melville Caine: the expressionist spirit. Columbia Library Columns, pp. 25-35.

Robinson, J.C. (1981) The immortality ode: Lionel Thrilling and Helen Vendler. Wordsworth Circle,

Robinson, J.C. (1979) Lionel Thrilling and the romantic tradition. Massachusetts Review, 20,

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Coleridge Marginalia. Notes and Queries, 25, pp. 221-222.

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Introducing Wordsworth to students in Colorado. Wordsworth Circle, 9, pp. 335-337.

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Lionel Trilling: a bibliographic essay. Resources for American Literacy Study, 8, pp. 135-156.

Robinson, J.C. (1977) The structure of Woodworth's memorials of a tour in Scotland, 1803. Papers on Language and Literature, 13, pp. 54-70.

Robinson, J.C. (1976) Dante's Paradiso and Keats' 'Ode to a Nigtingale'. Keats-Shelley Journal, 25, pp. 13-15.

Robinson, J.C. (1976) Keats' 'Morbidity of Temperament'. Notes and Queries, pp. 453-454.

Robinson, J.C. (1976) The role of comparison in Homeric thought. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 30, pp. 181-204.

Robinson, J.C. (1974) The Prelude, Book XIV, and the problem of concluding. Criticism, 16, pp. 301-310.

Robinson, J.C. (1974) An unpublished letter of William Wordsworth to Henry Robinson of York. Wordsworth Circle, 5, pp. 15-16.

Robinson, J.C. (1969) Celebration: the lyric poetry of Melville Cane. American Scholar, 38, pp. 286-296.

Books

Robinson, J.C. (2010) Untam'd Wing: Riffs on Romantic Poetry. Station Hill of Barrytown: Barrytown, NY. ISBN 9781581771183

Robinson, J.C. (2006) Unfettering Poetry: Fancy in British Romanticism. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, USA. ISBN 9781403965134

Robinson, J.C. (2006) The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image. Dalkey Archive Press: Normal, Ill., USA. ISBN 9781564784599

Robinson, J.C. (2005) Wordsworth, Day by Day: Reading His Work into Poetry Now. Barrytown / Station Hill Press: Barrytown, USA. ISBN 9781581771022

Robinson, J.C. (2002) Amenia: A Memoir. TreeHouse Press: Boulder, Colo., USA. ISBN 9780965187862

Robinson, J.C. (2002) A Wordsworth Notebook: Moods of my Own Mind and Other Poems from Romanticism. Mellen Poetry Press: Lewiston, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773434318

Robinson, J.C. (2001) The Life of Things: Utter Wordsworth. TreeHouse Press: Boulder, Colo., USA. ISBN 9780965187862

Robinson, J.C. (1999) Passione e Bellezza: Fenomenologia del Romanticismo. Liguori: Napoli, Italy. ISBN 9788820724924

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Reception and Poetics in Keats: My Ended Poet. Series: Romanticism in perspective. Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333716380

Robinson, J.C. (1997) Spliced Romanticism. Mellen Poetry Press: Lewiston, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773428140

Robinson, J.C. (1995) Romantic Presences: Living Images from the Age of Wordsworth & Shelley. Series: Clinamen studies series. Station Hill Press: Barrytown, NY, USA. ISBN 9780882681986

Robinson, J.C. (1991) The Current of Romantic Passion. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wis, USA. ISBN 9780299129606

Robinson, J.C. (1989) The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image. University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, Okla, USA. ISBN 9780806121819

Robinson, J.C. (1987) Radical Literary Education: A Classroom Experiment with Wordsworth's "Ode". University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wis, USA. ISBN 9780299110604

Book Sections

Robinson, J.C. (2012) The influence of Shelley on twentieth- and twenty-first century poetry. In: O'Neill, M. and Howe, A. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Series: Oxford handbooks of literature. Oxford University Press, pp. 627-644. ISBN 9780199558360

Robinson, J.C. (2011) Jewish criticism of romanticism: formal predispositions. In: Spector , S.A. (ed.) Romanticism/Judaica: A Convergence of Cultures. Ashgate: Farnham, UK, pp. 183-199. ISBN 9780754668800

Robinson, J.C. (2006) Shelley: the translator. In: Morton, T. (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Shelley. Series: Cambridge companions to literature. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, pp. 104-122. ISBN 9780521826044

Robinson, J.C. (2003) Leigh Hunt and the poetics and politics of the fancy. In: Roe, N. (ed.) Leigh Hunt: Life, Poetics, Politics. Series: Routledge studies in romanticism (2). Routledge: London, UK, pp. 156-179. ISBN 9780415309844

Robinson, J.C. (1990) Epipsychidion and romantic passion love. In: Hall, S. (ed.) Approaches to Teaching Shelley's Poetry. MLA, pp. 96-99.

Book Reviews

Robinson, J.C. (2004) The Fatalist, Lyn Hejinian, Omnidawn. Double Room(4), [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (2002) The Problem of Poetry in the Romantic Period by Mark Storey. Wordsworth Circle, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (2001) The Masks of Keats by Thomas McFarland and The Persistence of Poetry, Robert Ryan and Ronald Sharp (eds). Wordsworth Circle, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (2000) Review of Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel by Robin Jarvis. Romanticism, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1999) Review of Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem by Michael O'Neill. Romantic Praxis, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Review of John Keats and the Culture of Dissent by Nicholas Roe. Wordsworth Circle, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1998) Review of The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style by Jerome McGann. Romanticism, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1996) To dwell in possibility: anthologizing a revised romantic poetics. Eighteenth-Century Studies , 39(2), pp. 251-258. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1995) Review of Approaches to Teaching Keats's Poetry, Walter H. Evert, Jack Wright Rhodes (eds.). European Romantic Review, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1993) Review of Reading Romantics: Texts and Contexts by Peter J. Manning. Studies in Romanticism, 32, pp. 130-138. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1992) Review of History and Myth: Essays on English Romantic Literature, Stephen C. Behrendt (ed.). Keats-Shelley Journal, 151, pp. 251-253. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1992) Review of Walking North with Keats by Carol Kyros Walker. Wordsworth Circle, 23, pp. 243-244. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1989) Review of Keats's Life of Allegory: The Origins of a Style by Marjorie Levinson. Wordsworth Circle, 20, pp. 201-203. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1988) Review of Professing Literature by Gerald Graff. Journal of Higher Education, 59, pp. 701-704. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1986) Review of The Poet Physician: Keats and Medical Science by Donald Goellnicht. Keats-Shelley Journal, 35, pp. 198-199. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1986) Wordsworth's Second Nature: A Study of the Poetry and Politics by James K. Chandler. Review, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1981) Review of The Borderers by William Wordsworth, Robert Osborn (ed.). Wordsworth Circle, 12, [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1980) Review of Keats, Skepticism and the Religion of Beauty by Ronald Sharp. Wordsworth Circle, 11, pp. 179-180. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Review of Keats and the Sublime by Stuart Ende. Wordsworth Circle, 9, pp. 275-278. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1978) Review of We Must March My Darlings by Diana Trilling. Denver Quarterly, pp. 95-97. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1976) Review of Nature and Culture in the Iliad by James Redfield. Classical Journal, 72, pp. 184-186. [Book Review]

Robinson, J.C. (1974) Geoffrey Hartman: criticism as literature. Review of Geoffrey Hartman's The Fate of Reading. Denver Quarterly, 10(4), pp. 119-124. [Book Review]

Edited Books

Rothenberg, J. and Robinson, J.C., (Eds.) (2009) Poems for the Millennium. Vol. 3, The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry. Series: Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities. University of California Press: Berkeley, CA. ISBN 9780520247352

Gilbert, R., Robinson, J.C. and Wallace, A.D., (Eds.) (2000) The Quotable Walker: Great Moments of Wisdom and Inspiration for Walkers and Hikers. Breakaway Books: Halcottsville, NY, USA. ISBN 9781891369223

Gilbert, R., Robinson, J.C. and Wallace, A.D., (Eds.) (2000) The Walker's Literary Companion. Breakaway Books: Halcottsville, NY, USA. ISBN 9781891369193

Van Ghent, D.B. (1983) Keats: The Myth of the Hero. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, USA. ISBN 9780691065694

This list was generated on Sun Aug 2 04:31:36 2015 BST.