Jason Rudy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. His first book was Electric Meters: Victorian Physiological Poetics (Ohio University Press, 2009), a study of the ways Victorian poetry was inspired by and in conversation with developments in the electrical sciences: for example, the invention of the telegraph and the discovery of electromagnetic radiation. His current project, “Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies,” has been supported by fellowships from both the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The manuscript examines poems written in the context of nineteenth-century British emigration: in particular to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada. His essays have appeared in ELH, Victorian Poetry, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Studies in Romanticism. With Charles LaPorte he co-edited a special issue on “Spasmodic Poetry and Poetics” (Victorian Poetry 2004), and with Tanya Agathocleous he co-edited a special issue on “Victorian Cosmopolitanisms” (Victorian Literature and Culture 2010). He is the current president of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association.
Selected publications on poetry and poetics:
“Floating Worlds: Émigré Poetry and British Culture,” ELH 81 (Spring 2014), 325-50.
“Manifest Prosody,” Victorian Poetry 49 (Summer 2011; special issue on Victorian Prosody, ed. Meredith Martin and Yisrael Levin), 253-66.
“Hemans’ Passion,” Studies in Romanticism 45 (Winter 2006), 543-62.
“Rhythmic Intimacy, Spasmodic Epistemology,” Victorian Poetry 42 (Winter 2004; special issue on Spasmodic Poetry and Poetics), 451-72.