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Dr. Jennifer L. Hargrave

Assistant Professor


British Romanticism
Global Eighteenth Century
Women’s and Gender Studies


Carroll Science, room 405
(254) 710-6892
Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Rice University
M.A. Rice University
M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. The Colorado College


ENG 2301 British Literature
ENG 3351 British Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
ENG 4354 Romantic Poetry


Jennifer L. Hargrave specializes in British Romanticism and its global entanglements. Her research also encompasses literature of the long eighteenth century as well as women’s and gender studies. Her current book project—The Romantic Reinvention of Imperial China, 1759–1857—recovers the history of intellectual exchanges between the British and Chinese empires, showing how a literary examination of Anglo-Sino relations produces a new narrative of interimperial exchanges premised on intellectual curiosity as well as geopolitical gain. She has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies, European Romantic Review, Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900. Her research has been recognized through several awards and fellowships, including an American Fellowship awarded by the American Association of University Women.