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Timothy Whelan

 

 

Professor of English, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 1989-present

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, 2009-present

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Baptist History and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford, 2009-present

 

Ph.D., English, University of Maryland; Dissertation on Anne Bradstreet (1612-72)

M. A., English   University of Missouri-Kansas City

B. A.,  English   Tennessee Temple University

 

 

FORTHCOMING BOOKS AND ARTICLES 

 

1. “Maria de Fleury: Baptist Poet and Polemicist, 1780-1792,” in The British Particular Baptists1638–1910, vol. 4, ed. Michael A. G. Haykin (Springfield MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2020).

2. “Dissent and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century England.” Chapter for The Oxford Handbook of Early Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2020), ed. Jonathan Yeager. 

3.   Anonymous. Caroline Ormsby: or The Real Lucilla: A Tale for the Female Sex. Interspersed with Sketches Moral and Religious (1810). Article for The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming).

4.   Anonymous. The Acceptance. By the Author of Caroline Ormsby, &c. In Three Volumes (1810). Article for The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming).

5.  Anonymous. The Decision; a Novel. By the Author of Caroline Ormsby, or the Real Lucilla; The Acceptance, &c, &c. In Three Volumes (1811). Article for The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming).

6.  [Corp, Harriet.] Cottage Sketches; or Active Retirement (1812). Article for The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming).

7.  Maria Grace Andrews Saffery. The Noble Enthusiast: A Modern Romance. In Three Volumes(1792). Article for The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming).

8.  Elizabeth Hays Lanfear. Fatal Errors: or Poor Mary-Anne. A Tale of the Last Century. In a Series of Letters (1819). Article for The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming).

 

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS AND SERIES

 

1.    Fatal Errors; or, Poor Mary-Anne, a Tale of the Last Centuryed. Timothy Whelan and Felicity James. London: Routledge, 2019. 

2.    The Diary of Andrew Fuller, eds. Michael McMullen and Timothy Whelan. Vol. 1 of the Collected Works of Andrew Fuller, gen. ed. Michael Haykin, Louisville Seminary. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. 

3. Other British Voices: Women, Poetry, and Religion, 1766-1840. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.  

4.  The Letters of Henry Crabb Robinson and Mary Wordsworth, Wordsworth Library, Grasmere (2013). Digital publication through the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, UK. http://www.qmulreligionandliterature.co.uk/online-publications/the-letters-of-henry-crabb-robinson/

5. The Complete Writings of William Fox: Abolitionist, Tory, and Friend to the French Revolution. Edited by John Barrell and Timothy Whelan. Nottingham, UK: Trent Editions, 2011.  320 pp.

 

Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, 8 vols, general editor Timothy Whelan (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011). Vols. 1-2, volume editor Julia Griffin; vols. 3-8, volume editor Timothy Whelan.

 

6.    Anne Steele, Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional (1780), volume editor Julia Griffin. Vol. 1 of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840 [for this volume, I wrote a substantial General Introduction], 374 pp.

7.  Anne Steele, Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose (1780), Verses for Children (1788), and Unpublished Poetry, Prose and Correspondence of Anne Steele, volume editor Julia Griffin. Vol. 2 of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840 [for this volume, I transcribed and annotated the Correspondence of Anne Steele], 376 pp.

8.  Poetry, Prose and Correspondence of Mary Steele, volume editor Timothy Whelan. Vol. 3 of Nonconformist Women’s Writing, 1720-1840, 476 pp.

9.    The Poetry and Correspondence of Mary Scott and other Women Writers of the Steele Circle, volume editor Timothy Whelan. Vol. 4 of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, 356 pp.

10. Poetry of Maria Grace Saffery, volume editor Timothy Whelan. Vol. 5 of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, 288 pp.

11.  Correspondence of Maria Grace Saffery and Anne Andrews Whitaker, volume editor Timothy Whelan. Vol. 6 of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, 545 pp.

12.  Juvenile Fiction of Maria Grace Andrews Saffery; Religious Prose of Mary Egerton Scott, Elizabeth Coltman, and Jane Adams Houseman, volume editor Timothy Whelan. Vol. 7 ofNonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, 352 pp.

13. Diary and Meditations of Mrs John Walrond; Poetry, Prose, Letters and Selections from the Diary of Anne Cator Steele; Letters, Prose, and Poetry of Hannah Towgood Wakeford; Prose Writings of Jane Attwater; Diary of Frances Barrett Ryland; Diary of Elizabeth Horsey Saffery; Diary of Sophia Williams; Fragment of the Diary of Caroline Attwater Whitaker; Diary of Anne Andrews Whitaker, volume editor Timothy Whelan. Vol. 8 of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, 649 pp.

 

14. Calendar of the Reeves Collection, Attwater Papers, Attwater/Saffery Papers, Saffery Papers, Angus Library, Regent’s Park College, Oxford, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2011 (rev. ed. 2015). A publication specially printed for the Angus Library, Oxford; the Bodleian Library (Western Manuscripts Reading Room), Oxford; and the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. 

15.   Baptist Autographs in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1741-1845. Edited by Timothy Whelan. Macon: Baptist History Series, Mercer University Press, 2009. 522 pp.

16. Politics, Religion, and Romance: The Letters of Benjamin Flower and Eliza Gould Flower, 1794-1808. Edited by Timothy Whelan.  Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 2008. 418 pp.

 

 

ARTICLES /BOOK CHAPTERS

 

1.  “Mary Hays and Dissenting Culture, 1770-1810.” The Wordsworth Circle 50 (2019): 318-47.

2.    “Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Joseph Hughes: An Ecumenical Friendship, 1795-1831.” Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 50 (2017): 95-102.

3.  “Coleridge among the Baptists: A Newly Discovered Annotation at the Angus Library, Oxford.” Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 50 (2017): 85-93. Co-author, James Vigus, Queen Mary University of London. 

4.  “Elizabeth Hays and the 1790s Feminist Novel.” The Wordsworth Circle 48.3 (2017): 137-51.

5. “From Thomas Mullett to Charles Dickens, Jr.: Creating, Sustaining and Expanding a West Country-London Baptist Circle.” Baptist Quarterly 48.2 (2017): 78-100.

6.    “‘No Sanctuary for Philistines’: Baptists and Culture in the Eighteenth Century.” Challenge and Change: English Baptist Life in the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Stephen Copson and Peter J. Morden. London: Baptist Historical Society, 2017. 205-31.

7.    “John Tyler Ryland, 1786-1841: A Postscript with Two Additional Manuscripts.” Baptist Quarterly 47.3 (2016): 120-28.

8.    “Crabb Robinson and Questions of Pre-Existence and the Afterlife in the 1830s.” Coleridge Bulletin 46, N.S. (2015): 1-16.

9.    “Introduction.” The Diary of Andrew Fuller, eds. Michael McMullen and Timothy Whelan. Vol. 1 of the Collected Works of Andrew Fuller, gen. ed. Michael Haykin, Louisville Seminary. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. xi-xliii.

10. Crabb Robinson and Wilhelm Benecke: Questions of Pre-existence and ‘Rational Faith.’” Romanticism and Knowledge. Studies in English Romanticism, ed. Stefanie Fricke, Katharina Pink and Felicitas Meifert. Trier, Germany: Wissenschaflicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 285-92.

11.  “Mary Hays and Henry Crabb Robinson.” The Wordsworth Circle 46.3 (2015): 176-90.

12.     “Mary Steele, Mary Hays and the Convergence of Women’s Literary Circles in the 1790s.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 38.4 (2015): 511-24.

13.    Coleridge, Jonathan Edwards, and the ‘edifice of Fatalism.’” Romanticism 21.3 (2015): 280-300.

14.  “Wilhelm Benecke, Crabb Robinson, and ‘rational faith,” 1819-1837.” Festschrift for Alan Ruston. Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society 26.1 (2015): 51-78.

15. “Mary Scott, Sarah Froud, and the Steele Literary Circle: A Revealing Annotation to The Female Advocate.” Huntington Library Quarterly 77.4 (2015): 435-52.

16.    “When Kindred Souls Unite”: The Literary Friendship of Mary Steele and Mary Scott, 1766-1793.” Journal of Women’s Studies 43 (2014): 619-40.

17. “‘My dearest friend’: Crabb Robinson’s Correspondence with Mary Wordsworth.” Wordsworth Circle 45.1 (Winter 2014): 11-21.

18.   “Nonconformity and Culture, 1650-1850.” In Companion to Nonconformity, ed. Robert Pope Edinburgh; London: T & T Clark, 2013. 329-52. 

19. “Defoe, Daniel (ca 1660-1731)” In Companion to Nonconformity, ed. Robert Pope Edinburgh; London: T & T Clark, 2013. 585-87.

20. “Baptist Autographs at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester.” Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 89.2 (2013): 203-25. 

21.   “An Evangelical Anglican Interaction with Baptist Missionary Society Strategy: William Wilberforce and John Ryland, 1807-1824.” Interfaces: Baptists and Others, edited by David Bebbington and Martin Sutherland. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 44: 56-85. Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 2013.

22. “Informal Writings and Literary History: The Case of a Provincial Women’s Literary Circle, 1799-1814.” Informal Romanticism, edited by James Vigus. Studien zur Englischen Romantik, vol. 11: 173-88. Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012.

23.  “West Country Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840.” Wordsworth Circle 43 (2012): 44-55.

24.  “George Dyer and Dissenting Culture, 1777-1796.” Charles Lamb Bulletin N.S. 155 (2012): 9-30.

25.  “William Hazlitt and Radical West Country Dissent.” Coleridge Bulletin N.S. 38 (Winter 2011): 111-27.

26. “The Godwin and Crabb Robinson Diaries, 1813: A Study in Contrasts.” Bodleian Library Record 24 (2011): 98-104.

27.  “Martha Gurney and the Anti-Slave Trade Movement, 1788-94.” Women, Dissent and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790-1865, edited by Elizabeth J. Clapp and Julie Roy Jeffrey. 44-65. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011.  

28.   “Coleridge and Some Bristol Baptists, 1794-96.” Wordsworth and Coleridge in the West Country, edited by Nick Roe, 99-114. Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2010.

29.  “Radical Politics and Unitarian Piety: The Life and Career of Benjamin Flower, 1755-1829.” Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society 24 (2010): 221-253. 

30.  “Robert Hall and the Bristol Slave-Trade Debate of 1787-1788.” The Abolition of Slavery: Debate and Dissension 1787-1840, edited by Susan Trouve, 63-67. Paris: Armand Colin, 2009.

31. “William Fox, Martha Gurney, and Radical Discourse of the 1790s.”  Eighteenth-Century Studies 42 (2009): 397-411.

32. “Martha Gurney and William Fox: London Baptists and Radical Politics, 1791-94.” In Pulpit and People: Studies in 18th Century Baptist Life and Thought, edited by John Briggs, 165-201. Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 2009.

33.  “A Calendar of Baptist Autographs in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1741-1907.” Baptist Quarterly 42 (2008): 577-612.

34. “The Religion of Crabb Robinson.” Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society 24 (2008): 112-34.

35.   “‘For the Hand of a Woman, has Levell’d the Blow’: Maria de Fleury's Pamphlet War with William Huntington, 1787-1791.” Journal of Women's Studies 36 (2007): 431-54.

36.  “‘I am the Greatest of the Prophets’: A New Look at Robert Hall's Mental Breakdown, November 1804.” Baptist Quarterly 42 (2007): 114-126.

37.   “Coleridge, the Morning Post, and a Female ‘Illustrissimae’:  An Unpublished Autograph, February 1800.” European Romantic Review 17 (2006): 21-38.

38.  “Religion, Politics, and Romance: The Letters of Eliza Gould, 1794-1799.” Wordsworth Circle 36 (2005): 85-109.

39. “Thomas Poole’s ‘Intimations of Immortality’ in a Letter to John Sheppard, February 1837.”  Romanticism 11 (2005): 199-223.

40. “Joseph Angus and the Use of Autograph Letters in the Library at Holford House, Regent’s Park College, London.” Baptist Quarterly 40 (2004): 455-76.

41.  “‘I have confessed myself a devil’: Crabb Robinson’s Confrontation with Robert Hall, 1798-1800.”  Charles Lamb Bulletin, New Series 121 (2003): 2-25.

42.  “Henry Crabb Robinson and Godwinism.” Wordsworth Circle 33 (2002): 58-69.

43. “John Ryland at School:  Two Societies in Northampton Boarding Schools.” Baptist Quarterly 40 (2003):  90-116.

44.  “Six Letters of Robert Robinson from Dr. Williams’s Library.” Baptist Quarterly 39 (2002): 347-59.

45. “John Foster and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.” Christianity and Literature 50 (2001): 631-56.

46.   “Joseph Cottle the Baptist.”  Charles Lamb Bulletin, New Series 111 (2000): 96-108.

47.  “A Glance at the 1795 Catalogue of Books in the Library of the Bristol Baptist Academy and Museum.”  Baptist Quarterly 39 (2001): 35-38.

48.  “Coleridge and Robert Hall of Cambridge.”  Wordsworth Circle, 31 (2000): 38-47.

49. “A Wordsworth Autograph Letter Found in the John Rylands Library at Manchester.”  Notes and Queries, New Series 47 (2000): 311-14.

50. “Robert Hall and the Bristol Slave-Trade Debate of 1787-1788.” Baptist Quarterly 38 (2000): 212-24.

51. “Julian Monson Sturtevant.” The Dictionary of Heresy Trials in American Christianity. Ed. George Shriver (Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1997). 402-410.

52.  “J. Gresham Machen.” The Dictionary of Heresy Trials in American Christianity. Ed. George Shriver (Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1997). 230-41.

53.  “‘The Flesh and the Spirit’:  Anne Bradstreet and Seventeenth Century Dualism, Materialism, Vitalism and Reformed Theology.”  Journal of Ultimate Reality and Meaning 19 (1996): 257-84.

54.“‘Contemplations’: Anne Bradstreet’s Homage to Calvin and Reformed Theology.”  Christianity and Literature 42 (1992):  41-68.

55.   “Falwell and Fundamentalism.” Christianity and Crisis 47 (1987): 328-31.

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

 

1.   The Life, Writings, and Correspondence of Mary Hays (1759-1843), an online edition created, transcribed, and edited by Timothy Whelan, a massive website, and one of the first of its kind, devoted to an important woman novelist and writer of the Romantic Era. The site can be viewed at  www.maryhayslifewritingscorrespondence.com.

2.   “William Fox.”  British Abolitionists, ed. Brycchan Carey. http://www.brycchancarey.com/abolition/williamfox.htm

3.   “Martha Gurney.” British Abolitionists, ed. Brycchan Carey. http://www.brycchancarey.com/abolition/gurney.htm

 

 

REVIEW ESSAYS

 

1.     “Timothy Whelan reads Coleridge’s Father: Absent Man, Guardian Spirit,” by J. C. C. Mays. Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 47 (Summer 2016): 107-21.

2. “Tim Whelan reads Unusual Suspects: Pitt’s Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s,” by Kenneth R. Johnston. Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 43 (Summer 2014): 87-95.

3. “Tim Whelan reads William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man,” by Duncan Wu. Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 34 (Winter 2010):  69-74.

4. “Tim Whelan reads Joseph Cottle and the Romantics,” by Basil Cottle. Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 32 (2008): 99-106. Reprinted in the Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 127 (2009): 329-33.

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

1.    Review of Lake Methodism: Polite Literature and Popular Religion in England, 1780-1830 (Ohio State University Press, 2013), by Jasper Cragwall, in Romanticism 24.2 (2018), 218-20.  

2. Review of Baptist Women’s Writings in Revolutionary Culture, 1640-1680 (Ashgate, 2015), by Rachel Adcock, in The Baptist Quarterly 49.2 (2018): 90-91.

3.  Review of Jonathan Edwards and Transatlantic Print Culture, by Jonathan Yeager, in The Library, 7th Series, 18.4 (2017): 509-13.

4.   Review of Wordsworth and the Theology of Poverty (Ashgate, 2014), by Heidi Snow, in Romanticism 23.2 (2017): 200-203.

5.    Review of The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent, 1720-1800 (Oxford, 2015), by Tessa Whitehouse, in The Library, 7th Series, 16.4 (2016): 460-63.

6.    Review of Hazlitt the Dissenter: Religion, Philosophy, and Politics, 1766-1816 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), by Stephen Burley, in The Hazlitt Review 8 (2015): 63-66.

7.   Review of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Anglican Church, by Luke Savin Herrick Wright, in Modern Philology 111.2 (2011): 221-24.

8.    Review of To Express the Ineffable: The Hymns and Spirituality of Anne Steele, by Cynthia Aalders, in Baptist Quarterly 43.6 (2010): 377-78. 

9.   Review of Melville's Protest Theism: The Hidden and Silent God in Clarel, by Stan Goldman, in Journal of Christianity and Literature. 44  (1995): 400-03.

10.  Review of Sinful Self, Gracious Self, by Jeffrey Hammond, in South Atlantic Review 60 (1995): 198-201.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

 

1.  “The Antinomian Crisis.”  The Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, ed. Bill Leonard and George Shriver.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.  pp. 23-27.

2.    “The Baptist Bible Fellowship.” Ibid., pp. 44-46.

3.    “Dispensationalism.”  Ibid., pp. 138-40.

4.    “Dyer, Mary.”  Ibid., pp. 144-46.

5.    “Falwell, Jerry.”  Ibid., pp. 164-67.

6.    “Fundamentalism.” Ibid.,  184-86.

7.    “The Fundamentals.”  Ibid., pp. 186-89.

8.    “Hutchinson, Anne.” Ibid., pp. 219-21.

9.    “Hyper-Calvinism.”  Ibid., pp. 221-23.

10.     “Independent Baptists.”  Ibid., pp. 224-28.

11.      “King James Only Movement.”  Ibid., pp. 251-52.

12.      “Norris, J. Frank.”  Ibid., pp. 326-29.

13.      “Predestination.”  Ibid., pp. 362-64.

14.       “Rice, John R.”  Ibid., pp. 397-400.

15.       “Doctrine of Secondary Separation.”  Ibid., pp. 421-23.

16.      “Transcendentalism.”  Ibid., pp. 472-75.

17.       “Vick, J. Beauchamp.”  Ibid., pp. 492-95.

 

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

 

1.  Mary Hays (1759-1843): A Dissenting Life. A biographical/literary study of this Romantic novelist. 

2.  The Reminiscences of Henry Crabb Robinson, general editor Timothy Whelan and assistant editor James Vigus, 4 vols, Oxford University Press, 2020.

3.  Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson, 1811-1867, general editor Timothy Whelan and assistant editor James Vigus, 30 vols, Oxford University Press, 2023-28.

 


AWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •       New York Public Library Short-term Fellowship, Pforzheimer Collection, 6 June – 18 June.
  •       Visiting Research Fellowship, Department of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, 15 May-21 June 2015. 
  •       Franklin Travel Grant 2013, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, $6000: “Crabb Robinson Correspondence not in Dr William’s Library.”
  •       Visiting Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 1 September – 15 October 2011, 12 April to 5 May 2012, to pursue studies in British Nonconformist Women Writers and Romanticism.
  •       National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, $33,600, 2010: “Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840.”
  •       2008, Research Fellow, Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.
  •            University of Kansas, Spencer Research Library Grant, 2003.

 


CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

1.    “Reconstructing the Later Life of Mary Hays.” Presentation at the New School for Public Affairs, Women’s Studies Department, New York, New York, under the direction of Prof. Gina Walker, 15 October 2019. 

2.    “Researching Baptist History: Uncovering and Restoring Lay Figures, Circles, and Congregations in England, 1750-1850.” Day-long symposium for Ph.D. students in History conducted by Dr. Whelan at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 12 August 2017. 

3.  Mary Hays and the Dissenting Tradition of Women’s Correspondence.” Paper read in Dr. Whelan’s absence at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Ottawa, Canada, 11 August 2017.

4.    “Jonathan Edwards, Andrew Fuller, and the Recasting of Calvinism in Fuller’s The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation (1785),” 19 April 2017, Lecture on behalf of the Remnant Trust Exhibition of Rare Books, Russell Student Union, Georgia Southern.

5.    “Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Joseph Hughes: An Ecumenical Friendship, 1795-1831.” Paper presented at the Coleridge Conference, Bristol, UK, 1-5 August, 2016.

6.   “Pursuing Manuscripts: Indexes, Hunches, and Happy Accidents.” Presentation before the Ph.D. students of the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, 4 December 2015.

7.    “From Thomas Mullett to Charles Dickens: Creating, Sustaining, and Expanding a West Country-London Baptist Circle.” Paper presented at “‘Walking Worthy of our Calling’: Studies in Eighteenth Century Baptist Life,” a conference held at Center for Baptist History and Heritage, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, 28 November 2015.

8.    “Mary Hays and Henry Crabb Robinson: Reconstructing a ‘Female Biography.’” Paper presented at the Seminar in Dissenting Studies, Dr. Williams’s Library, London, as part of his Distinguished Visiting Fellowship sponsored by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, 17 June 2015.

9.    “Crabb Robinson and Questions of Pre-Existence and the Afterlife in the 1830.” Inaugural Lecture, Crabb Robinson Project, Dr. Williams’s Library, London, 3 June 2015.

10.     “‘Prove yourself a Heroine!’: Mary Steele’s Danebury and Women’s Manuscript Coteries, 1768-1779.”  Paper presented at “Nonconformist Women and their Literary Practices 1650–1850,” a conference held at Dr. Williams’s Library, London, in conjunction with the Centre for Dissenting Studies, Dr. Williams’s Library and the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, 30 May 2015.

11.  “Mary Steele, Mary Hays, Crabb Robinson, and the Convergence of Women’s Circles in the 1790s.” Paper read at the Conference on Networks of Improvement, Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York, UK, 14 March 2015. 

12.   “Wilhelm Benecke and Crabb Robinson’s Quest for a Rational Faith.” Paper read at the joint conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and the German Society for English Romanticism, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, 13 October 2013.

13.  “My dearest friend”: Crabb Robinson’s Correspondence with Mary Wordsworth.” Paper read as part of the Bindman Lecture Series, Wordsworth Museum and Library, Grasmere, UK, 6 July 2013.

14. “S. T. Coleridge, ‘the edifice of fatalism,’ and Jonathan Edwards.” Lecture delivered at the Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 2 May 2012.

15.  “Informal Writings and Literary History: The Case of a Provincial Women’s Literary Circle, 1774-1814.”  Paper read at the Conference on Informal Romanticism, Centre for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, 6 September 2011.

16.  “Politics in a West Country Circle of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840.” Paper presented at the Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Park City, Utah, 13 August 2011. 

17. “The Early Career of George Dyer, 1777-1796.” Paper presented at the Coleridge Conference, Cannington, Somerset, UK, 25 July 2010. 

18. “The Godwin and Crabb Robinson Diaries, 1813: A Study in Contrasts.” Paper presented at “The Godwin Diary: Reconstructing London’s Culture 1788-1836,” a conference held at Oxford University, UK, 23 July 2010.

19. “An Evangelical Anglican Interaction with Baptist Missionary Society Strategy: William Wilberforce and John Ryland, 1807-1824.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Baptist Studies V, Whitley College, Melbourne, Australia, 16 July 2009.

20. “Martha Gurney (1733-1816), First Woman Publisher of Abolitionist Literature.” Paper presented at the “Conference on Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1750-1865,” London, 17 May 2007, sponsored by the Centre for Dissenting Studies, Dr. Williams’s Library.

21. “The Religion of Henry Crabb Robinson.”  Paper presented at a seminar on Henry Crabb Robinson (1775-1867) at Dr. Williams’s Library, London, 21 April 2007, sponsored by the Centre for Dissenting Studies, Dr. Williams’s Library, in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London.

22. “Coleridge and Some Bristol Baptists, 1794-1796.”  Paper presented at the Coleridge Summer Conference, Cannington, Somerset, 20-26 July 2006.

23.   “Crabb Robinson and the Culture of Dissent, 1790-1805.”  Lecture delivered at the Seminar in Dissenting Studies, Dr. Williams’s Library, London, 14 June 2006.

24.   “‘For the Hand of a Woman, has levell’d the Blow’: The Political and Religious Controversial Writings of Maria de Fleury, 1781-91.”   Paper presented at the 2006 British Women Writers’ Conference, University of Florida, 23-26 March 2006.

25. “Thomas Poole’s ‘Intimations of Immortality’ in a Letter to John Sheppard, February 1837.”  Paper read at the Coleridge Summer Conference, Cannington, Somerset, 23 July 2004.

26. “William Fox and Martha Gurney:  London Baptists and Radical Politics, 1791-94.”  Paper read at the Conference on Baptists in the 18th Century, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, 25 March 2004.

27.   “S. T. Coleridge to Samuel Purkis, February 1800:  An Unpublished Autograph discovered at the Angus Library, Regent’s Park College, Oxford.”  Paper read at the Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, UK, 14 August 2003.

28. “Coleridge, Robert Hall, and Opium-Eating.” Paper read at the Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, UK, 2 August 2001.

29. “Coleridge and John Foster, the Baptist Essayist.” Paper read at the Coleridge Conference, Cannington, UK, 20-26 July 2000.

30. “Coleridge and Robert Hall of Cambridge.” Paper read at the Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, England, 31 July 31-13 August 1999.

31. “Hyper-Calvinism and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  Paper read at the Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, England, 2 August-16 August 1997.

32. “Puritanism and Questions of Dualism, Materialism, and Vitalism in the Seventeenth Century.” Paper read at the Conference on Ultimate Reality and Meaning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 16-19 August 1995. 

33.   “Dogmatist and Rebel?  A Reconsideration of Anne Bradstreet's Poetic Voices.”  Paper read at the Convention of the American Literature Association, San Diego, CA, 31 May 1992.  

34.  “The Duke as Christian Humanist:  An Approach to Measure for Measure.”  Paper  read at the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., April 1991.

35.  “The Starr Family and Cherokee History: Statesmen and Outlaws, 1775-1920’, presented to the Bulloch County Historical Society meeting for 1991.

36.   “Anne Bradstreet's Meditations:  The Uses of a Puritan Aesthetic.”  Paper read at the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Collegedale, TN, April 1990.