Professor of English
Degrees: PHD, 1979, Univ Chicago; MA, 1972, Univ Chicago; BA, 1968, SUNY Coll Buffalo
Alice Levine, Professor of English, specializes in English Romantic poetry. She generally teaches English 40 (Source Studies), English 42 (English Literature II), English 100 (Ways of Reading Literature), and English 153 (The Romantic Age), as well as graduate courses on the Romantic period. Her research has focused primarily on the work of Lord Byron and on the interrelations of poetry and music, on which subjects she has spoken at national and international conferences and is the author of articles and reviews. She is also the co-editor of four volumes of Manuscripts of the Younger Romantics: Byron (Garland, 1985-88) and Rereading Byron: Essays from Hofstra University's Byron Bicentennial Conference (Garland, 1993), and is the editor of Byron’s Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition (forthcoming in 2009). She served as Book Reviews Editor of the Keats-Shelley Journal (1994-2003) and is a director of the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America.
Research: The English Romantic Period; the interrelations of literature and music.
Honors and Fellowships: 1981, American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid; 1972, Macleish Visiting Committee doctoral grant.
Recent Courses Taught: English 153 (The Romantic Age). English 100 (Ways of Reading Literature); English 40 (Source Studies); English 42 (English Literature 2); graduate courses in English Romantic poetry.
* “T. S. Eliot and Byron” (ELH 34, No. 3, 1978).
* Rereading Byron: Essays Selected From Hofstra University’s Byron Bicentennial Conference, co-edited with Robert N Keane (Garland Publishing, 1993).
* The Manuscripts of the Younger Romantics: Lord Byron, 4 volumes, co-edited with Jerome J. McGann (Garland Publishing, 1985-88).
Essays in Edited Volumes
* “Kansas City Composer Meets Regency Dandy: Virgil Thomson’s Lord Byron” (Opera and the Golden West, Associated University Presses, 1994).
* “Byron and the Romantic Composer” (Lord Byron and His Contemporaries, University of Delaware Press, 1982).