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About Samantha C. Harvey

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 organizer and host of The Idea of Nature lecture series.


2016 - Present Professor, Boise State University Department of English
2013 - 2016 Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of English
2010 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of English
2007 - 2010 Assistant Professor, Auburn University, Montgomery ‐ Department of English and Philosophy
2004 - 2007 Lecturer, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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Honors and Awards

  • Finalist for the Course Design Contest sponsored by Romantic Circles/ North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
  • John Eliot Scholarship, for study at Cambridge University, Harvard Alumni Association, 1995
  • Calvert Award, Outstanding Paper in English Studies, A.C.E.T.A., 2009
  • Arts and Humanities Research Fellow, Boise State University, 2012-2013
  • Idaho Humanities Council Research Fellow, 2013
  • 2017 - National Endowment of the Humanities Long-Term Fellowship


  • Romantic Literature
  • Victorian Literature
  • Wordsworth and Coleridge


2003 Ph.D., Cambridge University ‐ Department of English Literature
1995 B.A. - English Literature (magna cum laude) and the Study of Religion (summa cum laude), Harvard University

Contact Information
(208) 426-4234

Forthcoming Works (1)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (5)

Articles (1)

Conference Proceedings (1)

Syllabi (1)

Book Reviews (3)

"The Idea of Nature" Public Lecture Series (11)