Emily Rohrbach (Ph.D. Boston University) joined the Division of English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing (EAC) at the University of Manchester in January 2016, having previously taught in the United States at Hamilton College and at Northwestern University. She teaches and writes about British Romanticism, comparative Gothic literatures, narrative theory, literature and historiography, aesthetics and politics, the poetics of time, and the materiality and literary imagination of the codex book. Dr. Rohrbach welcomes inquiries from prospective postgraduate students interested in any of these areas.
In December 2015, her monograph, Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation, was published in the Lit Z series of Fordham University Press. Additionally, she is co-editor of Reading Keats, Thinking Politics, the 50th anniversary issue of the journal Studies in Romanticism. She is currently working on two new projects: a monograph focusing on the politics of voice and dispossession in comparative Gothic literatures and another on the counterfactual imagination, the codex book, and the "time of reading" in British Romanticism. Her journal articles have appeared in Studies in Romanticism, Textual Practice, Keats-Shelley Journal, European Romantic Review, and SEL: Studies in English Literature. She has recently given invited talks on her new work at the University of Cambridge, Boston University, Warwick in Venice, and the University of Chicago.
Since September 2017, Dr. Rohrbach has organized the EAC research seminar series and served as EAC representative to CIDRAL. She represents EAC as well on the school-wide Committee on Equality and Diversity. Dr. Rohrbach is principal organizer of the 2019 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism, which will be hosted by the University of Manchester.