Professor Emeritus Gary Harrison’s essay “Writing Rural: Agrarian and Georgic Transformations in Smith, Wordsworth, Bloomfield and Clare” has just been published in Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (MLA, 2018), edited by Kevin Binfield and William Christmas. The book, an issue of the MLA’s Options for Teaching series, offers various theoretical and pedagogical approaches to teaching primarily British laboring-class literature. Harrison’s essay places the work of Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, Robert Bloomfield and John Clare in the context of eighteenth-century Anglo-American agrarianism and its primary mode of poetic articulation—the georgic.

Harrison also recently published a review essay of Stephanie Kuduk Weiner’s Clare’s Lyric: John Clare and Three Modern Poets (Oxford, 2014) in the journal Nineteenth-Century Literature.