Julie Carlson is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara and co-editor of Brainstorm Books (punctum books). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1985, and her central interests include: British Romanticism; early nineteenth-century British theater; the Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley family; theories of race and sexuality; mind studies. She is the author of England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley (Johns Hopkins, 2007), In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women (Cambridge UP, 1994), guest editor of Domestic/Tragedy (South Atlantic Quarterly, 1997), co-editor (with Elisabeth Weber) of Speaking About Torture (Fordham, 2012) and various articles on romantic drama and theater, cultural poetics, and the politics of friendship. Currently she is writing a book on Friendship and Creativity: A Radical Legacy of British Romantic-Era Writing.
- British Romanticism
- Feminist, race, and queer theories
- Early nineteenth-century British theater
- The social revolutions of the 1790s and 1960s
- Literature and mind