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Steven E. Stryer, D.Phil.stryer

Associate Professor and Freshman Coordinator
Location: Braniff Graduate Building 316
Office Phone: 972-721-4080



A.B., Harvard University
D. Phil., University of Oxford

Scholarship and Recent Publications

"The Style of Discontinuity: Prose Patterning and Historical Change in Paul de Rapin de Thoyras and Thomas Salmon."  Clio:  A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 42: 2 (2013): 137-60.

"Burke's Vehemence and the Rhetoric of Historical Exaggeration."  Rhetorica:  A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 30: 2 (2012): 176-98.

"Allegiance, Sympathy, and History: The Catholic Loyalties of Alexander Pope."  Religion in the Age of Enlightenment 2 (2010): 103-29.

" 'A loftier tone': 'Laodamia,' The Aeneid, and Wordsworth's Virgilian Imagination." Forthcoming in Studies in Philology.

"The Trouble with Nostalgia."  Essays in Criticism 58: 3 (2008): 273-80.

"Imagining War."  Essays in Criticism 55: 2 (2005): 178-84.

Works in Progress

"A Covert Narrative of British History: Pope's An Essay on Man, Epistle III."

A book manuscript based on my doctoral dissertation, The Past/Present Topos in Eighteenth-Century English Literature:  A Pattern of Historical Thought and its Stylistic Implications in Historiography, Poetry, and Polemic (2007).

Recent Courses

Literary Tradition I, II, IV
Early Modern Literature
Romantic Tradition
Pope, Swift, and Their Circle
The Age of Johnson
Satire: Classical and Modern
The French Revolution in the European Imagination
Augustan Literature


Research Interests

the intersections among political ideology, historical thought, and literary style in the eighteenth century
attitudes to and uses of the past in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
the rhetoric of eighteenth-century political opposition
the pre-Romantics and the transition to Romanticism
literary Jacobitism

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