Celeste Langan

Associate Professor
C54 Hearst Field Annex
Tuesdays 9-11; by appointment


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


"Education is Our Occupation."  PMLA October 2011.

“The Medium of Romantic Poetry.”  Co-authored with Maureen N. McLane.  Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry.  NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008.


“Venice.” In Romantic Metropolis:  The Urban Scene of British Culture 1780-1840.  NY: Cambridge University Press, 2005.


“Scotch Drink and Irish Harps:  Mediations of the National Air.”  In The Figure of Music in Nineteenth=Century British Poetry.  Ashgate, 2005.

"Pathologies of Communication from Coleridge to Schreber." South Atlantic Quarterly 102:1 (Winter 2003), p. 117-152.


"Mobility Disability." Public Culture 13:3 (Autumn 2001), p. 459-84.

"Understanding Media in 1805: Audiovisual Hallucination in The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Studies in Romanticism 40:1 (Spring 2001), p. 49-70.

Romantic Vagrancy: Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom. Cambridge University Press, 1995.




"Mimesis, Diplomacy, Subversion:  Taking Dictation in The Red and the Black."  Vancouver, CA, January 2015.

"Romantic Neutrality:  Bullets, Bulletins, and Don Juan."  Vancouver, CA, August 2010.

Austerlitz and the Future of Propaganda.”   Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 2012.


“Ambiguity and Neutrality circa 1802.”  UC Davis English Department, April 2012.


“Afterlives of Napoleon.”  July 2011, Laramie, WY.

Current Research

"Post-Napoleonism: Imagining Sovereignty After 1799"

Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
H195B/2 Honors Course Honors and Tutorial Courses
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
121/1 The Romantic Period British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
H195A/2 Honors Course Literary Theory
Honors and Tutorial Courses
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
161/1 Introduction to Literary Theory: Free Speech, In Theory Literary Theory

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