Christopher Rovee

Christopher Rovee

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University

212-R Allen Hall


Chris Rovee teaches and writes about literary criticism, poetry and poetics, and nineteenth-century British literature and culture. He is the author of Imagining the Gallery: The Social Body of British Romanticism (Stanford, 2006), and the forthcoming New Critical Nostalgia: Romantic Lyric and the Crisis of Academic Life (Fordham, 2023), as well as of articles on the history of close reading, ruins tourism, early photography, painting and literature, and contemporary ideas about museums. He was a faculty fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center (2007-8) and at the University of Rochester Humanities Center (2018-19). His recent classes include ‘Jane Austen’s Intimacies,’ ‘Elegy and the Romantic Lyric,’ ‘How to Love a Poem,’ ‘John Keats,’ and ‘Reading (With) Eve Sedgwick.’ He received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, his MPhil from Oxford University, and his PhD from Princeton University. 

Area(s) of Interest

Romanticism, History of Criticism, Poetry and Poetics, Critical University Studies, Museum Studies, Visual Culture, Photography

Curriculum Vitae