Devin M. Garofalo is an Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian literature. Her current book project, Interworlds: Nature, Scale, Form in the Long Nineteenth Century, explores how nineteenth-century poets and scientists imagined the world as taking shape through variable, multidimensional, intercommunicative structures that are neither strictly open nor closed. These structures unsettle colonial efforts to consolidate the globe and its myriad life forms, suggesting alternative possibilities for the organization of material and political life. “World” in this way becomes a formal category distinguished for its experimental departures from received cartographies in the Romantic and Victorian periods. Portions of Interworlds and related research have appeared in Essays in Romanticism and Women’s Writing. Prior to joining the FAU English Department, Garofalo served as a Public Humanities Fellow with the Great World Texts in Wisconsin program.
List of Publications
"‘Drunk up by thirsty nothing’: The Fissured World of Prometheus Unbound.” Essays in Romanticism 22.1 (2015): 53-72.
“Touching Worlds: Letitia Elizabeth Landon’s Embodied Poetics.” Women’s Writing 22.2 (2015): 244-62.