Julia S. Carlson

Contact Information

Julia Carlson
Position Associate Professor
Office Location McMicken Hall Room 240 
Email julia.carlson@uc.edu
Phone (513) 556-3914
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location 0069


Julia Carlson


School Degree
University of Michigan Ph.D. (English Language and Literature)
University of Michigan M.A. (English Language and Literature)
Stanford University A.B. Humanities Honors Program


Professional Summary

Julia S. Carlson holds a PhD and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan.  Her book Romantic Marks and Measures: Wordsworth’s Poetry in Fields of Print (Penn Press, 2016) won the British Association for Romantic Studies First Book Prize 2017.  Romantic Marks and Measures examines Wordsworth’s poetry of “speech” and “nature” as a poetry of print, written and read in the midst of topographic and typographic experimentation and change.

Julia is a member of the Multigraph Collective, co-authors of the forthcoming Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in an Era of Print Saturation, 1700-1900 (University of Chicago Press, 2017).  She is also a new editor of Romanticism on the Net (formerly Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net), which will be relaunched in January 2018.  Julia is currently working on a second monograph, Reading with the Hands: Impression and Inscription in Romantic-Era Britain; an edited collection entitled Romantic Cartographies (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press); and a special issue of Essays in Romanticism on historical poetics.

Julia teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in British Romanticism; print and material culture; long nineteenth-century British literature and culture; poetry and poetics; and lyric and critical theory.  Current and recent graduate seminars include “Poetry and Mediality,” “Metrical Moments and the Sound of Silence,” “The Prelude and Don Juan: Two Romantic Long Poems,” “Romanticism in Script, in Print, Engraved,” and “Theoretical Approaches to Poetry.” 

Undergraduate courses include “Romantic Autobiography,” “Ballads, Beats, and Books,” “Matters of Feeling in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture,” and “Blank Verses, Topographical Visions: From Paradise Lost to Questions of Travel.”  She also teaches a survey in British Literature (“Episodes in Modern Consciousness”), an introduction to Critical Theory, and an introduction to Literature and Cultural Studies.+


Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Romantic Marks and Measures

“Tangible Maps and the Poetics of Tact.”  Romantic Cartographies.  Ed. Sally Bushell, Julia S. Carlson, Damian Walford Davies.  Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2018

Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in an Era of Print Saturation, 1700-1900 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018).  A collaborative project by the Multigraph Collective under the auspices of the Interacting with Print Research Group.

“‘Save them Alive’: Double Copying, the Dream of the Arab, and the Nightmare of Reception.”  Essays in Romanticism.  Forthcoming, Autumn 2018

“Chartopoetics and Historiographs: Visualizing Historical Poetics in the late Eighteenth Century.”  Metrical Movements, A Romantic Circles Praxis Issue.  Forthcoming, Spring 2018

“With gentle hand / Touch——”: “The Horrid Blank of Nature” and the New Feel of Reading. European Romantic Review 28.3 (May 2017): 279-288.

Romantic Marks and Measures: Wordsworth’s Poetry in Fields of Print.  Penn Press, 2016.  (Series in Material Texts)

“Measuring Distance, Pointing Address: The Textual Geography of the ‘Poem to Coleridge’ and ‘To W. Wordsworth.’”  Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 61 (November 12, 2013): http://ravonjournal.org/2013/11/12/new-issue-61/

Review-essay of Rachel Hewitt, Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey.  The Wordsworth Circle 42.4 (Autumn 2011): 276-8.

“The Map at the Limits of his Paper: A Cartographic Reading of The Prelude, Book 6.”  Studies in Romanticism 49.3 (2010): 375-404.

“Topographical Measures: Wordsworth’s and Crosthwaite’s Lines on the Lake District.” Romanticism 16.1 (2010): 72-93. 

Prose Mesurée in the Lakes Tour and Guide: Quoting and Recalibrating English Blank Verse.”  European Romantic Review 20.2 (2009): 227-36.