Jacob Romanow
PhD Candidate

Nineteenth-Century British; Literary History; Empire; Genre Theory/Novel Theory; Melodrama; Romanticism; Poetry & Poetics

Jacob Romanow is a PhD candidate in English at Rutgers University. His dissertation examines nineteenth-century genre form as part of the history of privacy, showing how "exteriorizing" literary techniques reshaped ideas of character, surveillance, and nationhood. His work has been published in ELH (forthcoming), Essays in RomanticismThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing, Politics/Letters, and elsewhere.

358:436 Global Nineteenth-Century Literature

359:210 Canon Fodder: What Should We Read?

359:201 Principles of Literary Study: Poetry

359:202 Principles of Literary Study: Prose

355:101 Expository Writing

358:326 The Eighteenth-Century British Novel (T.A.)

2021    Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship

2020    Raritan Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University

2020    Honorable Mention, 2019 Sally Mitchell Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper, North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)

2019    Marius Bewley Prize for the best essay written in course work at Rutgers, Rutgers University

2017    Graduate English Symposium Award, Rutgers University

2016    Graduate English Symposium Award, Rutgers University

2014    Sholom & Marcia Herson Scholarship Prize “for students in the Senior Class…who shall have done outstanding work in English Language and Literature and who intend to do graduate work in English literature”, Yale University

2014    John Hubbard Curtis Prize for Excellence in English Courses and in a Senior Essay, Yale University

"Metafiction as Reality Effect: Trollope's Quixotism and Novel Theory." ELH (forthcoming).

Prelude Interrupted: Wordsworth and Ethical Failure.” Essays in Romanticism 27:1 (Spring 2020): 41–60.

“Provincial Fiction,” in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing, ed. Lesa Scholl (Palgrave–Springer: ongoing).

"Kipling's Administrative Imaginary: Imperial Ignorance as Information Management." (Under review).

Ph.D. Rutgers University, May 2022 (expected)

M.A. Rutgers University, May 2018

B.A. Yale University, May 2014