Jeffery Vail

Jeffery VailMaster Lecturer, Humanities


BA (English Literature), Washington College
MA (English Literature), University of Delaware
PhD (English Literature), University of Delaware

Teaching interests: Philosophy, ethics, literature from the classics to postmodernism, art, and film

Research interests: British and Irish Romanticism

Selected publications:

The Unpublished Letters of Thomas Moore. 2 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.

[Explanatory notes.] Byron, Lord George Gordon. Selected Poetry of Lord Byron. Ed. Leslie A. Marchand. New York: Random House, 2002, 671-742.

The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Recent Articles
“Samuel Rogers: A Passion for Little Girls.” The Wordsworth Circle 42, no. 3 (Summer 2011), 217-25.

“Mourning for Venice: Byron’s ‘Venice: An Ode’ and Moore’s Poetic Response.” Bulletin of the Societe Française des Etudes Byronniennes. (2010), 93-99.

“Thomas Moore: After the Battle.” The Blackwell Companion to Irish Literature. Ed. Julia M. Wright. 2 vols. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, vol. 1, 310-25.

“‘Little’s leadless pistol’: Byron’s Turn from Erotic Poetry to Popeian Satire.” Lord Byron:  “Correspondence(s)”.  Ed. Christiane Vigouroux. Paris: François-Xavier de Guibert, 2008, 365-72.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Member, Board of Directors, Byron Society of America.