Dr. Samantha Harvey joined the faculty of the Department of English at Boise State University in 2010. She received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University in English Literature and her B.A. in English and the Study of Religion from Harvard University. Dr. Harvey's teaching and research interests include nineteenth Century British poetry and prose, transatlantic Romanticism, and literature and the environment. She is the program chair for the John Clare Society of North America for the Modern Language Association annual convention.
Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson and Nature (forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press) (2013)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s thought galvanized Emerson at a pivotal moment in his intellectual development in...
This volume is part of an 8 volume series that presents the best of Coleridge’s...
Coleridge's American Revival, Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations (2011)
Wordless Words: Children, Language, and Nature's Ministry in 'The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem', Coleridge Bulletin (2008)
"The Idea of Nature" Public Lecture Series
Romanticism, Blake, and the Politics of Nature, The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series (2012)
Because politics is a distinctly human activity, we often think of nature as something that...
Henry David Thoreau and Health in Nature, The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series (2012)
As if he had always been looking to the future, Thoreau’s idea of health remains...
On Metaphor and Progress: Nature in Literature and Landscape Painting in 19th Century America, The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series (2012)
In the mid-nineteenth century, artists and writers consciously worked together to express the power of...
Work in Progress
This project investigates a key concept in the British Long Eighteenth-Century: the “Book of Nature,”...
Cycles of Time and Stages of Life: The Transatlantic Legacy of Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality", Wordsworth Summer Conference (2012)
Coleridge in America: The Transatlantic Transcendentalism of R.W. Emerson and James Marsh", North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (2011)
Teaching Transatlantic Studies, The 8th Biennial Symbiosis Conference (2011)
Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge and Emerson, Nature and Spirit, Coleridge International Conference (2010)