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Robert Markley


Additional Campus Affiliations

Head, English
W. D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor, English
Professor, English
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Professor, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

Highlighted Publications

Markley, R. (2006). The Far East and the English Imagination, 1600–1730. Cambridge University Press.

Markley, R. (2005). Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination. Duke University Press.

Markley, R. (1994). Fallen Languages: Crises of Representation in Newtonian England, 1660–1740. Cornell University Press.

Markley, R. (1988). Two-Edg'd Weapons: Style and Ideology in the Comedies of Etherege, Wycherley, and Congreve. Clarendon Press.

Markley, R. (2019). Kim Stanley Robinson. (Modern Masters of Science Fiction). University of Illinois Press.

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Recent Publications

Markley, R. (2023). Defoe and the Pacific. In N. Seager, & J. A. Downie (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Daniel Defoe (pp. 544). Oxford University Press.

Markley, R. (2023). Economics. In A. J. Rivero, & G. Justice (Eds.), Daniel Defoe in Context (pp. 305-329). (Literature in Context). Cambridge University Press.

Markley, R. (2023). Moving beyond “Why Mars?”. Science, 380(6646), 697.

Markley, R. (2022). The Novel and the Environment: Nature, Cultivation, and Alien Ecologies. In Handbook of the British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century (pp. 123-138). De Gruyter.

Markley, R. (2021). Defoe and the Problem of the East India Company. In S. Clark, & Y. Yoshihara (Eds.), Robinson Crusoe in Asia (pp. 23-46). (Palgrave Asia-Pacific and Literature in English). Palgrave Macmillan.

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