Dr Thomas McLean
BA (Loyola) MA (Boston College)
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|Department of English
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, the Historical Novel, Literature and Nationalism
Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature
Global Romantics: How the Porter Family Changed Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature. This project, funded by a three-year Marsden grant, will examine the lives and works of nineteenth-century British novelists Jane and Anna Maria Porter and their brother the artist and traveler Sir Robert Ker Porter.
The Other East and Nineteeth-Century British Literature: Imagining Poland and the Russian Empire. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Reviews in SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 and Cosmopolitan Review
Further Letters of Joanna Baillie. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010.
Articles and chapters
"Dracula's Blood of Many Brave Races," in Fear, Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia, eds. Maria K. Bachman, Heidi Kaufman, and Marlene Tromp. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2013. 331-46.
"Jane Porter and the Wonder of Lord Byron," Romanticism 18.3 (2012), 250-59.
“Jane Porter,” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature, eds. Frederick Burwick, Nancy Moore Goslee, and Diane Long-Hoeveler. Blackwell, 2012. 2.1060-5.
"Jane Porter, Edmund Kean, and the Tragedy of Switzerland,"Keats-Shelley Review 25.2 (2011) 147-59.
"Two Elizabeth Gaskell Letters from a New Zealand Collection," The Gaskell Journal 24 (2010) 128-30.
"Jane Porter's Later Works, 1825-1846," Harvard Library Bulletin 20.2 (2009) 45-62.
"A New Work by Margaret Hodson," Notes & Queries 55.4 (2008) 434-35.
"One from Many: A New Chronology of Joanna Baillie's Letters," Utopianism and Joanna Baillie. Ed. Regina Hewitt. Romantic Circles, July 2008.
"Nobody's Argument: Jane Porter and the Historical Novel," Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 7.2 (2007) 88-103.
"Joanna Baillie in New Zealand: Eight New Letters," Keats-Shelley Journal 54 (2005) 33-42.
"Arms and the Circassian Woman: Frances Browne's The Star of Atteghei," Victorian Poetry 41.3 (Fall 2003) 295-318.
"William Aytoun's 'Poland': 1832-1849," in Teresa Bela and Zygmunt Mazur, eds. The Legacy of History: English and American Studies and the Significance of the Past (Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2003) 290-303.
"Jane Porter's Portrait of Benjamin West," Huntington Library Quarterly 66.1-2 (2003) 169-75.
"'Transformed, Not Inly Altered': Kosciuszko and Poland in Post-Waterloo Britain," Keats-Shelley Journal 50 (2001) 56-75.
"When Hope Bade the World Farewell: British Responses to the 1794 Kosciuszko Uprising," The Wordsworth Circle 29.3 (Summer 1998) 178-85.
Shelley King and John B. Pierce, eds., The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie, in Keats-Shelley Journal 61 (2012) 158-60.
Roman Koropeckyj, Adam Mickiewicz: The Life of a Romantic, in Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 57-58 (2010).
Kaori Nagai, Empire of Analogies: Kipling, India, and Ireland, in Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies 15.1 (2010) 50-51.
Francois Rosset, L'Arbre de Cracovie: Le mythe polonais dans la littérature française, in SubStance 94/95 30.1-2 (2001) 266-71.
Recent Awards and Fellowships
New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowship, December 2011.
Australian National University Humanities Research Centre Fellowship, 2011.
University of Otago Research Grants, 2006, 2008.
James M. Osborn Fellowship, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, January 2006
Houghton Mifflin Fellowship in Publishing History, Houghton Library, Harvard University, December 2005
UCLA Thayer Research Fellowship, July 2005
University of Indiana Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship, June 2005
Keats-Shelley Association Carl H. Pforzheimer Research Grant, 2004
University of Kansas Spencer Research Library Travel Grant, May 2004
Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow of the Huntington Library, March 2004