Jeffrey N. Cox

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Jeffrey N. Cox
Born Jeffrey N. Cox
(1954-06-03)3 June 1954
Occupation Academic, author

Jeffrey N. Cox (born June 3, 1954) is Professor of English Literature and Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Cox specializes in English and European Romanticism, cultural theory, and cultural studies. He is a leading scholar of late eighteenth- to early nineteenth- century drama and theater and of the Cockney School of poets, which included, among others, John Keats, Percy Shelley, and Leigh Hunt.


Cox received his BA from Wesleyan University in 1975 and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1981.


Cox was a faculty member at Texas A&M University from 1981 until his appointment in 1998 as the Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Arts (CHA) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2006, Cox left the position of CHA Director to become the University's Associate Vice Chancellor of Faculty Affairs. He is currently at work on a project provisionally entitled Communal Romanticism: History, Theory, Method.

Selected Honors and Awards

In 2008, Cox was selected to give a plenary address at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) at the University of Toronto. Cox received the Keats-Shelley Association Distinguished Scholar Award in 2009 for his work on the Keats-Shelley circle, and the 2011 meeting of NASSR at Brigham Young University acknowledged his book In the Shadows of Romance: Romantic Tragic Drama in Germany, England, and France for its "significant impact on the field"[1] of Romanticism.

Selected honors and awards include:

  • Professor of Distinction, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado, 2014.
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Keats-Shelley Association, 2009.
  • Faculty Fellowship, CU Boulder, 2004-2005.
  • South Central Modern Language Association Best Book Award, 2000.
  • Scholarly and Creative Work Enhancement Grant, Texas A&M University, 1995.
  • Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Study, Texas A&M University, 1994-1995.
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award, Texas A&M University, 1990.
  • Huntington-Exxon Research Award, Henry E. Huntington Library, 1986.

Books Authored

Books Edited

  • Keats's Poetry and Prose. Norton Critical Edition. Norton, 2008. ISBN 978-0393924916
  • The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt. Vols. 1 and 2: Periodical Essays: 1805-1821. Co-Edited with Greg Kucich. Pickering & Chatto, 2003. ISBN 978-1851967148
  • The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Drama. Co-Edited with Michael Gamer. Broadview Press, 2003. ISBN 978-1551112985
  • Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period. Vol. 5: The Drama. Pickering and Chatto: 1999. ISBN 978-1851965137
  • New Historical Literary Study. Co-Edited with Larry Reynolds. Princeton University Press, 1993. Hardcover ISBN 978-0691069906, Paperback ISBN 978-0691015460
  • Seven Gothic Dramas, 1789-1825. Ohio University Press, 1992. Paperback edition, 1993. ISBN 978-0821410653

External links

  • Jeffrey N. Cox, English Department Webpage at the University of Colorado


  1. "North American Society for the Study of Romanticism". 19th Annual Conference (2011). Brigham Young University. Retrieved July 31, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>