Christopher Keirstead received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1999 and is a specialist in Victorian literature. Other research and teaching interests include travel writing and transatlantic studies.
Currently, he is finishing a book manuscript entitled "Victorian Poetry, Cosmopolitanism, and the Encounter with Europe," which examines Victorian poets' attempts to articulate a cosmopolitan Anglo-European cultural and political identity in their work. The book includes chapters on Arthur Hugh Clough, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, A. C. Swinburne, William Morris, and Thomas Hardy.
"Stranded at the Border: Browning, France, and the Challenge of Cosmopolitanism." Victorian Poetry 43.4 (2005): 411-434.
“Tourism and the Knowable Community of Dickens’s American Notes: In Search of the ‘Great Human Family.’” Nineteenth-Century Prose 33.1 (2006): 117-132.
"Rossetti's 'A Last Confession' and Italian Nationalism." Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Thomas J. Tobin. New York: SUNY Press, 2004. 69-80.
“A ‘Bad Patriot'?: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Cosmopolitanism.” Victorians Institute Journal 33 (2005): 69-95.
"Going Postal: Mail and Mass Culture in Bleak House." Nineteenth Century Studies 17 (2003): 91-106.
Last updated October 10, 2006