Dr Carson Bergstrom

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

  • Crescent House 120
  • T: 0161 295 4418
  • E: c.bergstrom@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Monday 12:00am-1:00pm

Tuesday 12:00am-11:00pm

Biography

I have worked for University of Salford for twenty years.

Teaching

Shakespeare and the Play of Thought; From Salvation to Damnation: Religion, Sex, and Identity in English Drama, 1500-1630; Narrative, Fiction, and the Novel; The Romantic Period; Introduction to Poetry; Utopias and Dystopias; Anthony Burgess and his Contemporaries; Wordscope Writing Skills Workshops

Research Interests

Eighteenth-Century Literature; Genre, Shakespeare; History of Science; Satire

Qualifications and Memberships

BA, MA, PhD

Publications

The Rise of New-Science Epistemological, Linguistic, and Ethical Ideals and the Lyric Genre in the Eighteenth Century. 2003.

“Edward Young and the Abyss: Is Night Thoughts a Poem Written for a Destitute Time?” 2011.

“James Thomson's 'A Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton' and the Revisions to The Seasons: New Science and Poetics in the Eighteenth Century.” 2011.

“William Collins and Personification (Once Again)” 2007.

“‘Critical and Curious Learning': New Science, Neoclassicism, and New Criticism in the Long Restoration.” 2007.

“William Collins and the Politics of the Persian Eclogues: Re-thinking the Category of Pre-Romanticism.” 2003.

“The Soul and Body of Poetry: Description and Collins’ Odes.” 2002.

“Purney, Pastoral, and the Polymorphous Perverse: Sexual Idealism and Early Eighteenth-Century Pastoral.” 1994.

“Alexander Pope’ Eloisa to Abelard: The Dynamics of Sublimation.” 1983.