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Andreas Mueller

Andreas Mueller

Professor & Chair

English Department
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-1577
Ross 1284A
Office Hours
Mondays, 11.00-12.00 p.m.
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
English Department
Campus Box 109
Greeley, CO 80639


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Research/Areas of Interest

Prof. Mueller’s main area of special interest is the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century in Britain. He has published extensively on the non-novelistic works of Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), especially Defoe’s verse. His more recent research activities have included a contribution to a new edition of Defoe’s correspondence for Cambridge University Press (Lead Editor: Dr Nicholas Seager), co-editing an essay collection entitled Robinson CrusoeAfter 300 Years (with Prof Glynis Ridley, Bucknell University Press), and contributing an essay on postmemory and transgenerational trauma in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year to the forthcoming University of Nebraska Press volume Early Modern Trauma, edited E. Peters & C. Richards.  An additional area of interest is the literary criticism of the eighteenth-century Bishop of Worcester, Richard Hurd (1720-1808). His wider research and teaching interests include critical theory (especially historicism), the material culture of eighteenth-century libraries, and the intersections between literary studies and Digital Humanities, and the regulatory function of gratitude in eighteenth-century British society and culture. 

Publications/Creative Works

‘Defoe’s Europe: Allies and Enemies,’ in The Oxford Handbook of Daniel Defoe, edited by A. Downie & N. Seager (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Robinson Crusoe After 300 Years, edited by Andreas Mueller & Glynis Ridley (Bucknell University Press, forthcoming in 2021)

“For Those Who Did Not See It: Transgenerational Trauma and Postmemory in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year” in Erin Peters & Cynthia Richards (eds), Early Modern Trauma (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming).

‘Richard Hurd’s Letters on Chivalry and Romance and eighteenth-century cultural nationalism,’ Eighteenth-Century Life 43.1 (January 2019), 24-49.

‘Richard Hurd,’ Oxford Bibliography in British and Irish Literature, Gen. Ed. Andrew Hadfield, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. (Online) [with Lucy Cooper]

‘Daniel Defoe,’ Oxford Bibliographyin British and Irish Literature, Gen. Ed. Andrew Hadfield, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. (Online)

‘Politics, Politeness, and Panegyrics: Defoe, Addison, and Philips on Blenheim,’ Philological Quarterly 94.1-2 (2015), 121-147.

‘Richard Hurd,’ The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 (with Stephen Gregg) (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2015), 604-609.

‘Defoe in the miscellanies,’ Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries 6:1 (Fall 2014), 128-136.

‘“One of the greatest puzzles in Defoe bibliography”: John Toland, Daniel Defoe and ennobling foreigners,’ in K. Ellison, K. Kincade & H. Nelson (eds), Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe (New York: AMS Press, 2014), 263-289.

‘“A Body Unfitt”: Daniel Defoe in the Pillory and the Resurrection of the Versifying Self,’ The Eighteenth Century: Theory & Interpretation 54:3 (Fall 2013), 393-407.

‘Daniel Defoe’s The Family Instructor, the Schism Act and Jacobite Unrest: The Conduct Book as a Political Act,’ in A. Mueller & A. Mäkikalli (eds) Positioning Daniel Defoe’s Non-Fiction: Form, Function, Genre (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), 125-148.

A Critical Study of Daniel Defoe’s Verse. (Lampeter & Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 2010)

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