Dr. Emily Stanback
Emily B. Stanback works at the intersections of British Romantic literature, disability studies, the health humanities, and the histories of medicine and science. Her book, The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) argues for the importance of disability to authors of the Wordsworth-Coleridge circle. By examining texts in a variety of genres―ranging from self-experimental medical texts to lyric poetry to metaphysical essays―the book demonstrates the extent to which non-normative embodiment was central to Romantic-era thought and Romantic-era aesthetics.
She is co-director of The Gravestone Project, a digital humanities collective that seeks to center the methodologies of the humanities and arts to investigate aspects of 17th- to 19th-century memorials and memorial cultures. She is also founding co-editor of The Keats Letters Project, which publishes critical and creative responses to the letters of poet John Keats.
- PHD - CUNY Graduate School and University Center (2013)
- MA - University of Chicago (2003)
- The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability, 2017, 10.1057/978-1-137-51140-9
- The Borderlands of Articulation, Pedagogy, 2015, 10.1215/15314200-2917009
- Literary Disability Studies: the Series and the Field, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, 2014, 10.3828/jlcds.2014.9