Terry F. Robinson studies eighteenth- to nineteenth-century British literature and culture. She is currently at work on an interdisciplinary monograph provisionally entitled Impassioned Bodies: Acting, Physical Expression, and the Romantic Self, which examines how mid to late eighteenth-century histrionic theory and practice influenced literary, artistic, and cultural innovation in the Romantic period. She is editor of Mary Robinson’s Nobody (Romantic Circles, 2013) and co-editor of the essay collection Transnational England: Home and Abroad, 1780-1860 (Cambridge Scholars, 2009). Professor Robinson’s articles on the novel, drama, poetry, and film have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature, the European Romantic Review, Literature Compass, Studies in Romanticism, and the Journal of Film and Video, among others, and she was recently awarded the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association 2010 prize for best article (for “Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback”). She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 and, prior to her appointment at the University of Toronto, was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan.
Teaching and Research Interests
Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture; Romantic-Period Literature and Culture; Drama and the Theater, 1660-1900; Body and Performance Studies; History of the Novel; Transnational Literatures; Women Writers.
Nobody (1794), by Mary Robinson. Ed. and Intro. with Notes and Contexts. Romantic Circles. March 2013. Link: http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/
Transnational England: Home and Abroad, 1780-1860. Ed. with Monika Class. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. Link to Cambridge Scholars Publishing: http://tinyurl.com/9rw7k2k.
Articles & Book Chapters:
"'The glass of fashion and the mould of form’: Specular Performance and Theatrical Perception in Georgian-Era England." Currently under review.
"Becoming Somebody: Refashioning the Body Politic in Mary Robinson's Nobody." Currently under review.
“‘Life is a tragicomedy!’: Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda and the Staging of the Realist Novel.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.2 (September 2012): 139-176. Link to JSTOR: http://tinyurl.com/8j2nqcr
"John Philip Kemble" and "Sarah Siddons." The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature. Ed. Frederick Burwick, Nancy Moore Goslee, and Diane Long Hoeveler. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 2: 723-730; 3: 1252-1261.
- Kemble: http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/tocnode?id=g9781405188104_chunk_g978140518810414_ss1-5.
- Siddons: http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/tocnode?id=g9781405188104_chunk_g978140518810421_ss1-16.
“Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback,” with Michael Gamer. Studies in Romanticism 48.2 (Summer 2009): 219-256. Link to Academia.edu: http://tinyurl.com/8otn3l9.
- Winner, 2010 Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA) Article Prize
"Introduction," with Monika Class. Transnational England: Home and Abroad, 1780-1860. Ed. Monika Class and Terry F. Robinson. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. 1-20. [Preview Available Online (Click "Look Inside" Feature): http://amzn.com/1443801968]
“James Kenney.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 344: Nineteenth-Century British Dramatists. Detroit: Gale, 2008. 206-224.
“James Kenney’s Comedic Genius: Early Nineteenth-Century Character, Commerce, and the Arts in Raising the Wind, The World!, and Debtor and Creditor.” Literature Compass 3.5 (Aug. 2006): 1082-1106. Link to Wiley: http://tinyurl.com/9st3odb
“‘A mere skeleton of history’: Reading Relics in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.” European Romantic Review 17.2 (Apr. 2006): 215-227. Link to Taylor & Francis Online Library: http://tinyurl.com/9bdydv7.
- Winner, 2005 North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Graduate Paper Prize
“Troubled Masculinity and Abusive Fathers: Duality and Duplicity in [Robert Altman’s] The Gingerbread Man,” with Robert T. Self. Journal of Film and Video 52.2 (Summer 2000): 41-55. Link to JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20688328.
- Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism 242 (Nov. 2007): 16-25