Activities and Interests
My books have concerned romanticism and 18th-century literature in Great Britain and Europe, most recently a comparative study of the gothic novel. Focal interests are the relationship of form to ideology and the history of forms and ideas. I work on all major literary genres and also on the German philosophical tradition. A growing area of study is musical form in comparison with literary expression. I also have written essays on major theorists and general essays about criticism and literary history. I intend to return to work on a book mostly about 19th-century European fiction to be called "Fiction and Form."
- Marshall Brown. “The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul”: Essays on Poetry and Music. University of Washington Press. 2010.
- Marshall Brown. The Gothic Text. Standord University Press. 2004.
- Marshall Brown. Turning Points: Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions. Stanford University Press. 1997.
- Marshall Brown. Preromanticism. Stanford University Press. 1993.
- Marshall Brown. The Shape of German Romanticism. Cornell University Press. 1979.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Gutierrez, Brian. A Dark Ecology of Performance : Mapping the Field of Romantic Literary Celebrity through Gothic Drama. 2017. University of Washington, PhD dissertation.
- Ottinger, Aaron. The Role of Geometry in Wordsworth's "Science of Feelings." 2016. University of Washington, PhD dissertation.
- Morgan, Paige. Haggling With the Muses: Negotiating Value in 18th Century English Poetry. 2014. University of Washington, PhD dissertation.
- McCollum, Jennifer. Animation and Reanimation in the Victorian Gothic. 2012. University of Washington, PhD dissertation.