Griffin, Robert individual record
Associate Professor

I am interested in theoretical and methodological problems in literary and cultural history such as: periodization; history of authorship; history and sociology of the book; epistemology of reading; history of the literary field; British culture, 1660-1832.  My next project traces two key words, epistrophē andénonciation, as a way of approaching the history of subjectivity in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and in our current moment.

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Academic Articles5
  • Griffin, R. J. (2010). Did Defoe Write Roxana? Does It Matter?. PHILOLOGICAL QUARTERLY. 89(2-3), 255-262.
  • Griffin, R. J (2007). Working with Anonymity: A Theory of Theory vs. Archive. Literature Compass. 0(0), 070305064310001-???.
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  • Griffin, R (2005). The Text in Motion: Eighteenth-Century Roxanas. ELH. 72(2), 387-406.
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  • Griffin, R. J (2004). Fact, Fiction, and Anonymity: Reading Love and Madness: A Story Too True (1780). Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 16(4), 619-638.
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  • Griffin, R. J. (2001). The Age of The Age of Is Over: Johnson and New Versions of the Late Eighteenth Century. Modern Language Quarterly. (4), 377-392.
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  • Griffin, R (1999). Anonymity and Authorship. Project Muse.
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  • Griffin, R. J (1995). Wordsworth's Pope A Study in Literary Historiography. Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffin, R. J. (2006). The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Kastan, D. S. (Eds.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Oxford University Press.
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  • Griffin, R. J. (2005). Wordsworth's Horse (MS. W). Elam, H. R., & Ferguson, F. (Eds.), The Wordsworthian Enlightenment Romantic Poetry and the Ecology of Reading. JOhn Wiley & Sons.
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  • Griffin, R. J. (2004). A Note on the Texts. Hawes, C. (Eds.), Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings Complete Text with Introduction, Historical Context, Critical Essays. 32-32. Houghton Mifflin College Division.
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Texas A&M University; English; 4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227