Grant F. Scott

Professor of English

Tel: 484-664-3314
Fax: 484-664-3633
Office: Center for the Arts 277


  • 1989: PhD, English Literature, UCLA
  • 1986: MA, English Literature, UCLA
  • 1983: BA, Summa Cum Laude, English and American Literature, UCSD.

Select Awards, Publications and Presentations:

Robert C. Williams Prize for Junior Faculty, 1995
Donald B. Hoffman Research Fellowship, 2004-05

Co-Editor, New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn (Romantic Circles Electronic Editions, University of Maryland, December 2007; revised 2010).

Editor, Joseph Severn: Letters and Memoirs (Ashgate, 2005).

Editor, Selected Letters of John Keats (Harvard UP, 2002).

The Sculpted Word: Keats, Ekphrasis, and the Visual Arts (UP of New England, 1994).

"Victor's Secret: Queer Gothic in Lynd Ward's Illustrations to Frankenstein (1934)."
              Word & Image v. 28, #2 (April-June 2012): 206-232.

"Keats's Prose." Entry in The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature. 3 volumes. London:
               Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Essay Review: "Jane Campion's film Bright Star," Studies in Romanticism 49.3
                (Fall 2010): 507-512.

"The Many Men so Beautiful: Gustave Doré's Illustrations to 'The Rime of the
                Ancient Mariner,'" Romanticism 16.1 (2010): 1-24.

"Exhibition Review: Blake in Paris," Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly"
                  43 (Fall 2009): 61-64.

Exhibition Catalog: “Wings of Fire: The Illuminated Books of William Blake.”
Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, March 19-April 19, 2008.

“Discomfortably Yours: An Interview with Jonathan Franzen.” Muhlenberg Magazine 17 (Summer 2007): 12-13, 30.

“New Mary Shelley Letters to the Severns.” Keats-Shelley Journal 54 (2005): 62-77.

“After Keats: The Return of Joseph Severn to England in 1838,” Romanticism on the Net 40 (November 2005).

“Dead Poets Society.” The Guardian Review (London). April 16, 2005: 37.

“Severn Redivivus.” TLS (Times Literary Supplement). Commentary. March 18, 2005: 13.

“Language Strange: A Visual History of Keats’s ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci.’”
Studies in Romanticism 38 (Winter 1999): 503-35.


Dr. Scott’s primary field is nineteenth-century British Literature – English Romanticism and Victorian Literature and Culture – but he has also taught courses in Literature and Film, Modern American Literature, Shakespeare and the English Novel. Senior seminar topics include Keats, the Blake Gallery, the Decadent 1890s in England and Literary and Visual Representations of the Apocalypse. First Year Seminar topics range from Literature and the Visual Arts to Literary Representations of the Vietnam War.