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Deborah Elise White is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Emory University. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale University where she wrote a dissertation on the language of allegory in the British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her book, Romantic Returns: Superstition, Imagination, History (Stanford UP, 2000) draws on the work of William Collins and William Hazlitt as well as Percy Shelley to show the continuing importance of romantic concepts of imagination for thinking and theorizing the historicity of literature. Professor White has also published essays on a range of romantic and 20th-century theoretical authors including Coleridge, Derrida, Freud, and Hugo. Her current book project, Revolution’s Date: Carlyle, Marx, Hugo, addresses irony, anachronism and the poetics of dates in nineteenth-century writing on revolution and its twentieth-century legacies.
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