U-M Department of English
U-M English Home


Profile: Geremy Carnes

Title: Graduate Student Alum/L&L

Contact Info







Research Interests

Primary Interests

British literature of the long eighteenth century; Romantic and Gothic literature; Restoration drama; British Catholic literature; literature of religion and sectarianism; literature of British imperial expansion; travel writing; theories of nationalism and empire


“‘Let not religion be named between us’: Catholic Struggle and the Religious Context of Feminism in A Simple Story” (The Eighteenth-Century Novel, forthcoming)

Additional Info

I earned my Ph.D. in English from Michigan in August 2012, after completing my dissertation, "The Persistence of Catholicism: How Eighteenth-Century English Writers Imagined a Minority Religious Community." As the title suggests, my research focuses on British literature and history of the long eighteenth century, with a specialization in literature written by or about English Catholics. My work challenges prevailing narratives which attribute major developments in early modern British literature to a distinctly Protestant theology or culture, and which treat the English Catholic community as intellectually and culturally moribund.

I hold a part-time position with the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). My work with this organization in the past year has contributed to my growing interest in digital projects in the humanities.

Dept. of English Language and Literature

home mission statement sitemap contact

U-M English on Facebook
U-M English on Facebook
U-M English on iTunes U
U-M English on YouTube

435 S. State Street, 3187 Angell Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Phone: (734) 764-6330 Fax: (734) 763-3128