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, Faculty Authored Books (2013)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's thought galvanized Emerson at a pivotal moment in his intellectual development in...


Coleridge’s Responses: Coleridge on Nature and Vision (2008)

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)

"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

Reading the "Book of Nature" in Transatlantic Romanticism (2015)

This project investigates a key concept in Transatlantic Romanticism: the “Book of Nature,” or the...




Wilderness: Past, Present, and Future, Albertsons Library Events (2014)

Harvey’s lecture recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was signed into law...


The ‘Book of Nature’ in Transatlantic Romanticism, Transatlantic Studies Association Conference (2013)

The ‘Book of Nature’ in British Romantic Poetry and the Hudson River School of Landscape Painting, 9th Biennial Conference for Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations (2013)

Coleridge in America: The Transatlantic Transcendentalism of R.W. Emerson and James Marsh", North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (2011)