Professor of English
Office: Herring Hall 320
Alexander Regier teaches eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, with a particular focus on the literary culture of the Enlightenment and Romanticism. His main research interests include aesthetics, Anglo-German relations, philosophy and poetics, visual culture, sports studies, and animal studies.
He is the author of Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations (Oxford University Press, 2018) and Fracture and Fragmentation in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He has edited the collection Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory (Palgrave, 2010) as well as special journal issues on “Mobilities” and “Genealogies”.
Regier’s articles on Wordsworth, Blake, Moravianism, ruins, Johann Georg Hamann, Walter Benjamin and street names, gendered articles and philosophy, Durs Grünbein’s prose, utopianism, and the aesthetics of sport have appeared in European Romantic Review, The Byron Journal, Blake in Context (ed. Haggarty), Wordsworth in Context (ed. Bennett), Ruins of Modernity (ed. Hell, Schönle), Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism (ed. Hamilton), The Germanic Review, Forum for Modern Language Studies, Durs Grünbein Today (ed. Young, Leeder), Tous azimuts, Sport in History, and Sporting Cultures (ed. O'Quin; Tadie).
His contributions to The Cambridge Companion to “Lyrical Ballads” (ed. Bushell) and an article on Byron for The Byron Journal are also in production.
Since 2011, Regier also serves as the editor of the scholarly journal SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, most recently an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers and a Visiting Fellowship at Centre for Research in the Arts Social Sciences and Humanities CRASSH (Cambridge).
Recent Awards, Grants, and Fellowships:
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2018-19)
Visiting Fellowship at Centre for Research in the Arts Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH, Cambridge) (2016)
Visiting Fellowship, Clare Hall, Cambridge (2016)
18th C. British and Enlightenment Studies, 19th C. British, Literary Theory, Postcolonial & Transnational Studies, Animal Studies, Poetry & Poetics
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2004
M.Phil., European Literature, University of Cambridge, 2000
B.A., Durham University, 1999