Daniel DeWispelare

Daniel DeWispelare

Associate Professor of English
Room 763
Address: Rome Hall
Phone: 202-994-6472

Areas of Expertise

Eighteenth-Century and Nineteenth-Century Literature, especially Anglophone Romanticism(s) in a Global Context, the History of English Languages, Sociolinguistics, Dialect Writing, History of Literacy, Historiography, Translation Studies, and Literary and Critical Theory


Assistant Professor of English

Current Research

Textual Shibboleths: Anglophony, Authority, Authenticity, 1753-1832 (book manuscript in progress)

Criminal Sounds: Form, Genre, and Romantic-Era Dialect Dialogues (book manuscript in progress)

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Ph.D. (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory), University of Pennsylvania, 2011

M.A. (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory), University of Pennsylvania, 2007

B.A. summa cum laude, University of Colorado, 2005


Review of Srinivas Aravamudan’s Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Forthcoming in Modern Philology.

“Spectacular Speech: Performing Language in the Late Eighteenth Century.” In Journal of British Studies. Vol. 51, No. 4 (October 2012).

“An Amateur’s Professional Devotion: Elizabeth Smith’s Translation of the Book of Job.” In Literature and Theology, Vol. 25, No. 2 (May 2011).

“Translation, Memory, Mastery: The Andrometer of Sir William Jones.” In Cabinet Magazine: A Quarterly of Art and Culture, No. 39 (Fall 2010).