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Associate Professor Thomas McLean

BA (Loyola), MA (Boston College), PhD (Iowa)

Maclean web

Email thomas.mclean@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 8635
Office 1S7
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin


Mail English and Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


External Webpages

http://otago.academia.edu/ThomasMcLean
http://themigrationist.net/author/cleanth/
http://www.otago.ac.nz/family-ties-symposium

Expertise

Romanticism, nineteenth-century literature and culture, the historical novel, literature and nationalism.

Teaching

ENGL 220 Creative Writing: Reading for Writers
ENGL 241/341 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre
ENGL 313 Victorian Literature
ENGL 335 Romantic Literature (not offered in 2019)
ENGL 404 Writing for Publication
ENGL 471 Romantic Masterworks (not offered 2019)

Possible Supervision

Nineteenth-century British and American literature.

Current Research

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 traveller Sir Robert Ker Porter.

Recent Awards and Fellowships

  • Marsden Fund Grant, Global Romantics: How the Porter Family Changed Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature, 2014 - 2017
  • 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

Books

Further Letters of Joanna Baillie bookcover image

Further letters of Joanna Baillie

The Other East and Nineteenth-Century British Literature bookcover image

The Other East and Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Thaddeus of Warsaw book cover image

Thaddeus of Warsaw

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Publications

McLean, T. (2011). The other East and nineteenth-century British literature: Imagining Poland and the Russian Empire. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 216p. doi: 10.1057/9780230355217

McLean, T. (Ed.). (2010). Further letters of Joanna Baillie. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 296p.

McLean, T. (2018). Family portraits: The life and art of Alice Mary Chambers. Victorians, 133, 69-83. doi: 10.1353/vct.2018.0006

McLean, T., & Moore, G. (2017). The concluding page of an Angrian story by Branwell Brontë. Notes & Queries, 64(4), 607-611. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjx159

McLean, T. (2016). Donation and collaboration: Joanna Baillie's A Collection of Poems, Chiefly Manuscript and From Living Authors, April 1823. In D. F. Felluga (Ed.), BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth Century History. Retrieved from http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=thomas-mclean-donation-and-collaboration-joanna-baillies-a-collection-of-poems-chiefly-manuscript-and-from-living-authors-april-1823

Exhibition

Knezevich, R. (co-curator), & McLean, T. (co-curator) (2016-2017). Keeping it in the Family: British and Irish Literary Generations, 1770-1930. De Beer Gallery, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition].

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Other Research Output

McLean, T. (2016). Donation and collaboration: Joanna Baillie's A Collection of Poems, Chiefly Manuscript and From Living Authors, April 1823. In D. F. Felluga (Ed.), BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth Century History. Retrieved from http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=thomas-mclean-donation-and-collaboration-joanna-baillies-a-collection-of-poems-chiefly-manuscript-and-from-living-authors-april-1823

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Authored Book - Research

McLean, T. (2011). The other East and nineteenth-century British literature: Imagining Poland and the Russian Empire. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 216p. doi: 10.1057/9780230355217

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Edited Book - Research

McLean, T. (Ed.). (2010). Further letters of Joanna Baillie. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 296p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

McLean, T. (2015). Russia. In D. Felluga, P. K. Gilbert & L. K. Hughes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Victorian literature. Chichester, UK: Blackwell. doi: 10.1111/b.9781118405383.2015.x

McLean, T. (2013). Dracula's blood of many brave races. In M. Tromp, M. K. Bachman & H. Kaufman (Eds.), Fear, loathing, and Victorian xenophobia. (pp. 331-346). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.

McLean, T. (2012). Porter, Jane. In F. Burwick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic literature. Chichester, UK: Blackwell. doi: 10.1111/b.9781405188104.2012.x

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Journal - Research Article

McLean, T. (2018). Family portraits: The life and art of Alice Mary Chambers. Victorians, 133, 69-83. doi: 10.1353/vct.2018.0006

McLean, T., & Moore, G. (2017). The concluding page of an Angrian story by Branwell Brontë. Notes & Queries, 64(4), 607-611. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjx159

McLean, T. (2012). Jane Porter and the wonder of Lord Byron. Romanticism, 18(3), 250-259. doi: 10.3366/rom.2012.0096

McLean, T. (2011). Offstage dramas: Jane Porter, Edmund Kean, and the tragedy of Switzerland. Keats-Shelley Review, 25(2), 147-159. doi: 10.1179/095241411x13089108037409

McLean, T. (2011). Jane Porter's later works, 1825-1846. Harvard Library Bulletin, 20(2, Summer 2009), 45-62.

McLean, T. (2008). One from many: A new chronology of Joanna Baillie's letters. Romantic Circles Praxis Series: Utopianism and Joanna Baillie, July. Retrieved from http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/utopia/mclean/mclean.html

McLean, T. (2008). A new work by Margaret Hodson. Notes & Queries, 253(4), 434-435. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjn154

McLean, T. (2007). Nobody's argument: Jane Porter and the historical novel. Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, 7(2), 88-103.

McLean, T. (2005). Joanna Baillie in New Zealand: Eight new letters. Keats-Shelley Journal, 54, 33-42.

McLean, T. (2003). Jane Porter's portrait of Benjamin West. Huntington Library Quarterly, 66(1/2), 169-175.

McLean, T. (2003). Arms and the Circassian woman: Frances Browne's ″The Star of Attéghéi″. Victorian Poetry, 41(3), 295-318.

McLean, T. (2001). ″Transformed, not inly altered″: Kosciuszko and Poland in post-Waterloo Britain. Keats-Shelley Journal, 50, 64-83. Retrieved from http://www.luc.edu/publications/keats-shelley/toc.htm

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Journal - Research Other

McLean, T. (2018). Introduction: Family ties. Victorians, 133, 1-6. doi: 10.1353/vct.2018.0001

McLean, T. (2018). [Review of the book Poland in the Irish Nationalist Imagination, 1772-1922: Anti-Colonialism within Europe]. English Historical Review, 133(563), 992-994. doi: 10.1093/ehr/cey197

McLean, T. (2016). [Review of the book Romantic feuds: Transcending the 'age of personality']. Keats-Shelley Review, 30(2), 171-173. doi: 10.1080/09524142.2016.1205882

McLean, T. (2014). In their hands: Students editing eighteenth-and nineteenth-century letters. ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830, 4(2), 2. doi: 10.5038/2157-7129.4.2.2

McLean, T. (2012). [Review of the book Writing the lives of painters: Biography and artistic identity in Britain 1760-1810]. Review 19. Retrieved from http://www.nbol-19.org/view_doc.php?index=256

McLean, T. (2012). [Review of the book The collected poems of Amelia Alderson Opie]. Keats-Shelley Journal, LXI, 157-159. [Book Review].

McLean, T. (2010). Two new Elizabeth Gaskell letters from a New Zealand collection [Note]. Gaskell Journal, 24, 128-130.

McLean, T. (2001). [Review of the book L′Arbre de Cracovie: Le mythe polonais dans la littérature française]. SubStance, 30(1-2), 266-271.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McLean, T. (2017, November). On the margins of genre and history: Sir Edward Seaward's Narrative. Verbal presentation at the 115th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Honolulu, USA.

McLean, T. (2016, July). A new portrait of Mary Anderson by Alice Mary Chambers. Verbal presentation at the Australian Historical Association Conference: From Boom to Bust, Ballarat, Australia.

McLean, T. (2016, August). Discontented donors: Sir Robert Ker Porter's gifts to the nation. Verbal presentation at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Annual Conference: Romanticism and Its Discontents, Berkeley, USA.

McLean, T. (2016, April). The Porter family panorama. Verbal presentation at the 37th Annual Nineteenth Century Studies (NCS) Conference: The New and the Novel in the Nineteenth Century/New Directions in Nineteenth Century Studies, Lincoln, USA.

McLean, T. (2014, September). From Babylon to the British Museum: Robert Ker Porter's Near Eastern gambit. Verbal presentation at the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR): Romantic Reflections: Twins, Echoes, and Appropriations, Minneapolis, MN.

McLean, T. (2013, September). Byron, Russia, and Sardanapalus. Verbal presentation at the 20th International Conference on Romanticism: Romantic Relations, Rochester, MI.

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