Leon Chai

Emeriti Faculty

academic interests

SPECIALTY

19th/20th cent. American, Romanticism, 19th cent. British & European Literature

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  • Romantic Theory: Forms of Reflexivity in the Revolutionary Era. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
  • Jonathan Edwards and the Limits of Enlightenment Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Aestheticism: The Religion of Art in Post-Romantic Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.
  • The Romantic Foundations of the American Renaissance. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987.

 

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

    •  "Life and Death in Paris: Medical & Life Sciences in the Romantic Era," The Oxford Handbook of European          Romanticism, ed. Paul Hamilton (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016), pp. 711-29.

    •  "Romantic Questions, Victorian Answers: Cultural Possibilities for Melville at Midcentury." A Historical Guide to Herman Melville. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 61-82. <http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/LiteratureEnglish/AmericanLiterature/19thC/?view=usa&ci=9780195142822>.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

  • "Edith Wharton." Dictionnaire des littératures de langue anglaise . 845-47th ed. Paris: Encylopaedia Universalis/Albin Michel, 1997.

 

PERSONAL WEBSITE

        www.leonchai.net