Carlson, Julie



Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1985

Julie Carlson is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1985, and her central interests include: British Romanticism; early nineteenth-century British theater; the Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley family; theories of race and sexuality. She is the author of England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley, In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women; guest editor of Domestic/Tragedy (South Atlantic Quarterly) and various articles on romantic drama and theater.



South Hall 2523

Office Hours: 

Fall 17: by appointment on sabbatical F17


(805) 8934622


Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170


Literature and the Mind
Romantic Literature
Theories of Gender and Sexualities

Research Interests: 

  • British Romanticism
  • Feminist, race, and queer theories
  • Early nineteenth-century British theater
  • The social revolutions of the 1790s and 1960s


Projects (Initiatives, Grants, etc.): 

Co-director, Project Excel: an academic preparation initiative for local African-American and American Indian students in grades 5-12.


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