Jonathan Kerr

Lecturer

Jonathan Kerr

Contact Information

E-mail
jkerr@mta.ca
Phone
(506) 364-2329
Office
Hart Hall 312
Office hours
Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm (or by appointment)
Other websites
My primary research and teaching interests are in Romanticism and the British nineteenth century. My dissertation and current book project explores writing about human identity and the overlap between the natural and social sciences in the British Romantic period. I am also at work on a long-term project that explores interdisciplinary writing about English madhouses in the nineteenth century. Beyond my teaching in Romanticism, I have taught world literature courses from Homer to Anne Carson and literature of the English-speaking world from Beowulf to Trainspotting.

Teaching

COURSES TAUGHT

Literature in the Age of Romanticism
Literature and the Natural World
Literary Periods, 1800-Present
Literature of the Regency

Research interests

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Romanticism; nineteenth-century literature; literature and science; studies of nature, human nature, and the environment; book history and print culture; literature and law.

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Things ‘Never Heard of Before’: Hogg, the Unnatural, and Romantic Cultural Science,” European Romantic Review 29.3 (2018): 421-30.

“‘Immense Worlds’: Blake’s Infinite Human Form,” Philological Quarterly 97.1 (2018): 55-72.

Grants, awards, & honours

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONOURS

Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of English, Mount Allison University (2018-19)
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, “NASSR 2017: Romantic Life,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (2017)
Doctoral Completion Award, Department of English, University of Toronto (2015-16)
University of Toronto Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto (2010-15)
Ena Wordsworth Bursary, Wordsworth Conference Foundation (2014)
Distinction, Special Field Examination, Department of English, University of Toronto (2012)
Graduate Scholarship, Department of English, Carleton University (2008-09)
Gordon J. Wood Memorial Scholarship, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Carleton University (2008-09)
Highest Honours Undergraduate Distinction, Carleton University (2008)