Stuart Peterfreund is a professor of English at Northeastern University. He has been a Dibner Fellow in the History of Science and Technology at MIT and a Summer Seminar Fellow in four NEH Summer Seminars, including one in the Social History of Science at Harvard. A founding member and past president of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA—formerly the Society for Literature and Science [SLS]), he has published extensively in British Romantic literature (including three essays on Romanticism and Judaism), and in seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century social history of science. His most recent books are Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin: The Way of the Argument from Design (2012), and Shelley among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language (2002)). His current book-length projects include a study of the influence exerted by natural theology on current creation science arguments against evolution and a study of Romanticism, remembrance, and community.
- “Orientalism and the Return of the Repressed in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women.” Mary Wollstonecraft: Reflections and Interpretations. Ed. Mihaela Mudure. Napoca Star: Edituri Napoca Star, 2014: 160-81.
- “Burke and Hemans: Colonialism and the Claims of the Family.” Global Romanticism: Origins, Orientations, and Engagements, 1760-1820. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2014: 19-36.
- Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin: The Way of the Argument from Design (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
- Shelley Among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)
- William Blake in a Newtonian World: Argument as Art, Argument as Science (University of Oklahoma Press, 1998)
- Literature and Science: Theory and Practice (ed.)(Northeastern University Press, 1990)
- Interstatements (poems) (Austin: Curbstone, 1986).
Book Chapters appear in
- Romantic Science: the Literary Forms of Natural History. Ed. Noah Heringman. (SUNY Press, 2003)
- The Jews and British Romanticism: Politics, Religion, Culture. Ed. Sheila A. Spector. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
- Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 37, ed. Linda Zionkowski and Downing A. Thomas. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)
- Romanticism/Judaica. Ed. Sheila Spector (Ashgate, 2011)
Articles appear in
- Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Victorian Poetry, and The Wordsworth Circle