Celeste Langan

Job title: 
Associate Professor

Celeste Langan, associate professor in the UC Berkeley Department of English, is the author of Romantic Vagrancy: Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom; another essay, “Mobility Disability,” considers more contemporary issues related to freedom of movement. She’s written several essays on Romantic “Media Studies,” including “Understanding Media in 1805: Audiovisual Hallucination in The Lay of the Last Minstrel,” "Pathologies of Communication from Coleridge to Schreber" and “The Medium of Romantic Poetry” (co-authored with Maureen McLane). More recently, she’s published an essay on Scott’s Life of Napoleon and one on the poetic refrains of Peterloo and Occupy. Intermittently, she works on a book project titled Post-Napoleonism, the subtitle of which keeps changing.