Author Biography

Kelli Holt received her master's degree from Mills College, and is beginning a Ph.D. program at UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall of 2014.


Greatly illustrative of Adam Smith’s statement in his Theory of Moral Sentiments that the sympathizer must “adopt the whole case of his companion with all its minutest incidents; and strive to render as perfect as possible that imaginary change of situation upon which his sympathy is founded”––while also complementing notions of feeling from the work of Anna Barbauld––Beachy Head and its minutiae “renders” an utterly sympathetic argument, one void of gender conventions, that comments on nature's inhuman and human condition.


Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Charlotte Smith, Beachy Head, poetry, Romanticism