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Faculty Directory » Frank Mabee

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Please email Dr. Mabee to schedule an appointment.

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 214B
Phone: 978.665.4832

Courses Taught:

British Literature II: Pepys to Shelley (ENGL 2210)
World Literature II (ENGL 2500)
Approaches to English Studies (ENGL 2999)
Transatlantic Literature (ENGL 3092)
British Romanticism (ENGL 4080)
Literary Theory (ENGL 9000)
Romantic Women Writers (ENGL 9025)
Writing I: Race and Gender in Horror
Writing II: Punk, Style and Rebellion
Gothic Returns: Literature and the Uncanny
Romantic Revolutions: English Radicalism in the 1790s


Ph.D., University of Southern California (English Literature)
M.A., University of Southern California (English Literature)
B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Tennessee (English)

Research Interests:

Romantic Literature and Culture
The Gothic
Radicalism and Revolutionary Culture and Historiography
Transatlantic Culture
Cultural Studies
The Long Eighteenth Century
Critical Theory
Gender Studies
The Novel
Lyric Poetry
Working-Class and Plebeian Studies

Current Projects:

Maritime Radicalism and British Romanticism (book manuscript)
“Mutineers and Rioters: The Significance of Sailors in Gaskell’s North and South.” Under submission to Narrative.

Representative Publications:

Book Chapter

Mabee, F. (2014). "The Sea as Green Fields’: Calenture and Wordsworth’s Rural Ocean.” In S. Mentz (Ed.), The Hungry Ocean: The Maritime Environment in English Literature, 1600-1950.  Ashgate Press.

Book Review

Mabee, F. (2012). [Review of the book Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period: Scottish Whigs, English Radicals and the Making of the British Public Sphere, by A. Benchimol]. European Journal of English Studies, 16(2), pp. 180-182.


Mabee, F. (2007). “The Spithead Mutiny and Urban Radicalism in the 1790s.” Romanticism, 13(2), pp. 133-144.

Professional Affiliations:

INCS - Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
MLA - Modern Language Association
NASSR - North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Wordsworth-Coleridge Association