Nicholson, Michael
Graduate Student
Humanities 149
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Michael Nicholson is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to coming to UCLA, he received his B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of California at Berkeley, and taught secondary school in East Los Angeles. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies prize for best graduate student paper presented at the annual meeting, and his paper received an honorable mention at the 2015 meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. In 2013, he was awarded the UCLA Academic Senate's university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. He is currently at work on a book project entitled After Time: English Poetry and Anachronism, 1700-1850. Two selections from this project, on William Wordsworth and John Clare, have recently appeared as essays in ELH (2015) and Genre (2015). His most recent research, on the queer occasional temporalities of Lord Byron and Horace Walpole, has received fellowship support from the Lewis Walpole Library (Yale) and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA). In 2015, he also organized two scholarly panels on the temporal dimensions of literary form, "The Transhistorical Poetics of Erasure" (with Amy R. Wong, MLA), and "Romantic Remains" (NASSR).

Research and Teaching Interests:

British Romanticism, Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Poetry and Poetics, Temporality (Time Studies), Ecocriticism, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Historical Poetics, Literature And Science, Book History, Transatlanticism, The Novel, Literature and Empire, Literary History, and Lyric Theory. Third Stage.