Toby R. Benis, Ph.D.
Toby Benis got her Ph.D. in English from Columbia University in 1996. Upon her arrival to Saint Louis University in 1997, she has done research and taught on such topics as Women's Studies, British Romanticism, and 18th & 19th Century British Literature.
M.A. Columbia University (1988)
Ph.D. Columbia University (1996)
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS:
British Romanticism; Women Writers of the British Romantic Period; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Literature
Romantic Diasporas: French Emigres, British Convicts, and Jews. Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters 10. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Romanticism on the Road: the Marginal Gains of Wordsworth's Homeless, Macmillan/St. Martin's, 2000
Guest Editor, Essays in Honor of Karl Kroeber. Special Issue of The Wordsworth Circle 38.1-2 (2007): 1-87
"The Austen Effect: Remaking Romantic History as a Novel of Manners," The Wordsworth Circle 42 (2011): 183-6.
"Byron's Hebrew Melodies and the Musical Nation," in Romanticism/Judaica: A Convergence of Cultures, ed. Sheila A. Spector, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011. 31-44.
"'A Likely Story': Charlotte Smith's Revolutionary Narratives." European Romantic Review 14 (2003): 291-306.
"Transportation and the Reform of Narrative," Criticism 45 (2003): 285-299.
"Criminal Transport: George Barrington and the Colonial Cure," Australian Literary Studies 20 (May 2002): 167-177.
"Martha Ray's Face: Life During Wartime in Lyrical Ballads," Criticism, 39 (1997): 205-27.
"Epic" and "Sir James Mackintosh," in Encyclopedia of Romanticism, ed. Laura Dabundo (New York: Garland, l992).