Associate 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 in the eighteenth century, philosophy and poetics, visual culture, sports studies, and animal studies.
He is the author of Fracture and Fragmentation in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2010), the editor of Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory (Palgrave, 2010) and he has edited special journal issues on “Mobilities” and “Genealogies”.
Regier’s articles on Wordsworth and language, ruins, Johann Georg Hamann’s metacritique, 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, 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, and Sport in History, and in the Long Eighteenth Century (ed. O'Quin; Tadie).
His monograph Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations is in production with Oxford University Press and due to appear in 2018. His contributions to Blake in Context (ed. Haggarty) and The Cambridge Companion to “Lyrical Ballads” (ed. Bushell) 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
Recent Awards, Grants, and Fellowships:
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2018)
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