Prof. Jacqueline Labbe
BA (Ohio State), MA, PhD (Pennsylvania); Professor.
Chair, Warwick Graduate School
Research interests lie in the poetry and prose of the Romantic period and nineteenth-century children's literature, and cover issues of gender, subjectivity, genre, and form. She has written on Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, Mary Robinson, Priscilla Wakefield, S.T. Coleridge, Lewis Carroll, and other authors. She is currently developing a new interest in the Romantic-period novel and issues of roles, scripts, and generic transformation. Her latest book, Writing Romanticism: Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth, 1784-1807, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011, and she is planning a new project studying the intertextual relations between Smith and Jane Austen.
Romantic Visualities: Landscape, Gender and Romanticism (Macmillan, 1998)
The Romantic Paradox: Violence, Death, and the Uses of Romance, 1760-1830 (Macmillan, 2000)
Ed., Charlotte Smith, The Old Manor House (Broadview, 2002)
Charlotte Smith: Romanticism, poetry and the culture of gender (Manchester University Press, 2003)
Ed., Charlotte Smith, Poems (Pickering and Chatto, 2007)
Ed., Charlotte Smith in British Romanticism (Pickering and Chatto, 2008)
Ed., The History of British Women's Writing, 1750-1830 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
Ed. (with Christoph Bode), Romantic Localities: Europe Writes Place (Pickering and Chatto, 2010)
Writing Romanticism: Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth, 1784-1807 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
Prof. Labbe supervises PhD research on the Gothicized female in late nineteenth-century literature, the intersection of belief and identity in Victorian children's literature, the notion of work and leisure in the Romantic-period novel, the function of spectrality and the mirror in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, and ecotheology in Wordsworth and Coleridge. She convenes the interdisciplinary MA in Pan-Romanticisms. She would be interested in supervising projects within any aspect of her research interests: poetry and fiction of the Romantic period, women's writing, and nineteenth-century children's literature.