Andrew Franta is professor of English at the University of Utah, where he teaches romantic and eighteenth-century literature. He is the author of Romanticism and the Rise of the Mass Public (Cambridge, 2007), articles on William Godwin (PMLA), Jane Austen (Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net), Thomas de Quincey (European Romantic Review and Romantic Circles Praxis), Percy Shelley (British Romanticism: Criticism and Debates), and Tobias Smollett (ELH), and, most recently, Systems Failure: The Uses of Disorder in English Literature, 1740-1850 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019), which examines the literary critique of Enlightenment system-building.


PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1999
AB, University of Chicago, 1991

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