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David E. Latané

(804) 828-4530
Anderson 304


BA Roanoke College
MA University of Vermont
PhD Duke University

Research/Teaching Focus

Romantic and Victorian British literature; Scottish and Irish literature; British periodicals; Contemporary British literature


William Maginn and the British Press, 1794–1842: A Critical Biography. Farnham UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.

Browning’s Sordello and the Aesthetics of Difficulty. Victoria: U of Victoria ELS Monograph Series, 1987.

Recent/Selected Publications

“On Peter Horn’s Rivers.” Subjectivity, Migration and Cosmopolitanism in Peter Horn’s Poetry.” Ed. Anette Horn. Oberhausen, Germany: Athena Verlag, 2015. 143-146.

“Literary Criticism.”A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture. Ed. by Herbert F. Tucker. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2014. 430-46. Revised version.

“Maginn and the Blackwood’s  ‘Preface of 1826.” “An Unprecedented Phenomenon”: Romanticism and Blackwood’s Magazine. Ed. by Robert Morrison and Daniel Sanjiv. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 227–238.

“The Banim Brothers,” “John Wilson Croker,” “Gerald Griffin,” “William Maginn.” Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature, ed. Frederick Burwick, et al. 3 vols. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

“A Companion to Companions.” Victorians Institute Journal 39 (2011): 127–33.

“Alaric ‘Attila’ Watts, the Fraser’s Portrait Gallery, and William Maginn.”The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century: Picture and Press. Ed. Laurel Brake and Marysa DeMoor. London: Palgrave, 2009. 60–75.

“Charles Molloy Westmacott and the Spirit of The Age.” Victorian Periodicals Review 40.1 (2007): 44–71.


Offices & Editorship

Treasurer, Victorians Institute
Associate Editor, Stand Magazine (Leeds, UK)
Editor-in-Chief, Victorians Institute Journal (1999–2009).


Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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