Laura Betz

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Teaching Professor

Associate Teaching Professor
236 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-6270


Areas of study

  • British - 18th and 19th


Ph.D. in English, University of Maryland, 2005
M.A. in English, University of Virginia, 1999
B.A. with distinction in English, Minors in Latin and History, University of Virginia, 1997

Research and teaching interests

Research: Romantic Literature, Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Poetry and Poetics, Textual Studies

Teaching: Romanticism, Long Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Literature, Poetry and Poetics


Laura Betz specializes in Romantic and eighteenth-century British literature, with additional interests in poetry and poetics and textual studies. She has published articles on Romantic poetry in Studies in Romanticism and European Romantic Review. Her teaching includes a range of courses in British literature from the Restoration to the present, the gateway course for the English major, and more general courses in poetry. Recent courses have included “Introduction to Literary Studies,” “British Literary Traditions II,” “Introduction to Poetry,” “Civilization and Its Discontents in British Literature,” and “The Romantic Century?: British Literature 1750-1850.”

Representative publications