Gregory Kucich

Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies

265 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-6270


Areas of study

  • British - 18th and 19th
  • Gender and Sexuality


Ph.D., University of Michigan (1983)

M.A., University of Michigan (1978)

B.A., San Francisco State University (1979)

Research and teaching interests

British Romanticism, Women's Writing; Romantic Drama, Keats-Hunt Circle, Women's Historiography, Cosmopolitanism


Greg Kucich specializes in British Romanticism and is a Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. He has written extensively on Keats, Shelley and their literary forebears, Edmund Spenser in particular. His first book is titled Keats, Shelley, and Romantic Spenserianism (Pennsylvania State Press). For 13 years he co-edited with Keith Hanley (Lancaster University) the interdisciplinary journal Nineteenth-Century Contexts. This project issued in a book, co-edited with Hanley, on Nineteenth-Century Worlds: Global Formations Past and Present (Routledge). His extensive work on the Keats-Hunt Circle includes the editing, with Jeffrey Cox, of two volumes of The Selected Works of Leigh Hunt (Pickering and Chatto). Most recently he has written numerous articles on Romantic Drama and Romantic women's historiography while editing a book, with Beth Lau and Daniel Johnson, on Keats's Reading / Reading Keats (Palgrave). He has also produced with Lau and Johnson a digital edition of Keats's substantial markings of Paradise Lost as part of an ongoing project of digitizing Ketas's marginalia titled The Keats Library https://keatslibrary.

Representative publications

Keats's Reading / Reading Keats

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt,  

Keats, Shelley, and Romantic Spenserianism

“The Rights of Woman and the Wrongs of the East: " Orientalism, Romantic Era Feminism, and Mariana Starke’s The Widow of Malabar..” La Questione Romantica.  (Special Issue: East/West Encounters in Literature and Culture).  10.1-2 (2019): 77-90.

“Keats's Endymion in Times of Peril Among Blear-Eyed Nations.” Romantic Dialectics: Culture, Gender, Theater. Essays in Honor of Lilla Maria Crisafulli.  Eds. Stuart Curran and Serene Basei.  New York:  Peter Lang, 2018.  97-116.