James Engell is Gurney Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature, also a member of the Committee on Degrees in the Program on History & Literature, and a faculty associate of the Harvard University Center for the Environment. He has directed dissertations also in American Studies and the Study of Religion.
Education: B.A. 1973, Ph.D. 1978 Harvard
Interests: Eighteenth Century and Restoration; Romanticism; Criticism and Critical Theory; Rhetoric; Environmental Studies
Selected Works: William Wordsworth's Prelude (1805), ed. from the manuscripts and fully illustrated in color (2016, ed. with Michael D. Raymond). Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology (2008, ed. with Adelson, Ranalli, and Van Anglen). Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money (2005, with Anthony Dangerfield); The Committed Word: Literature and Public Values (1999). Coleridge: The Early Family Letters (1994, ed.). Forming the Critical Mind (1989); Johnson and His Age (1984, ed. and contributor). Biographia Literaria for the Collected Coleridge (1983, ed. with W. Jackson Bate). The Creative Imagination: Enlightenment to Romanticism (1981).
Office: Barker Center 272