My research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century Anglophone literature, especially poetry and poetic theory. Current research interests include a book-length project on poetry written by Victorian emigrants in Australia, South Africa, and Canada, tentatively entitled "Nostalgia at Sea: Remembering British Poetry in the Colonies." My first book, Electric Meters (2009), examines the intersection of Victorian poetic theory with the nineteenth-century electrical sciences.
In 2012 I taught two new classes at UMD on world literature and emigration: "Culture on the Move: The Literature of Emigration" and "Global Migrations." Other recent courses include "Victorian Cosmopolitanisms," "Transatlantic Poetry and Poetics," "Aesthetes, Decadents, and the New Women," and "Victorian Sexual Poetics." In addition to my classes at College Park, I teach a Winterterm course each January in Sydney, Australia; in the summer of 2010 I taught an LGBT study-abroad course, "Queer London" (read our class blog).
Email: jrrudy at umd.edu
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Department of English
Program in LGBT Studies