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Department of English Directory Entry
4198 JFSB Provo, UT 84602

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Paul Westover — Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

Office: 4149 JFSB

Phone: 422-3048


Commonly Taught Courses

English 251 (Intro to English Studies), English 292 (Later British Literary History), English 294 (Transatlantic Literary History), English 374 (British Romantic Literature), English 390 (Transnational/Transatlantic Lit), English 451 (The Critical Tradition), English 495 (The Senior Course), English 621 (graduate seminar in Romanticism). 

Semester Schedule: Winter 2014:

English 374, MW 8:00–9:15, 2009 JKB
English 621, MW 10:30–11:45, 4116 JKB

Student Consultations: by appointment

Vita: Link to Vita


Paul Westover joined the BYU faculty in 2008. His specialty is Romantic-era British literature and cultural history. His first book, *Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750–1860*, published by Palgrave Macmillan, appeared in early 2012. Currently, Dr. Westover is working on an electronic critical edition of William Wordsworth's *Guide to the Lakes* and researching a new book on the transatlantic invention of "English" literature.

Degrees: MA English, Brigham Young University; PhD English, Indiana University


Romanticism, literary tourism, death and memory studies, transatlantic literary heritage


Radio Interview 2009--The Cult of Literary Pilgrimage
Radio Interview 2012--Transatlantic Literary Pilgrimage
Radio Interview 2013--Wordsworth and National Parks
Wordsworth and National Parks Exhibit