Laura Wells Betz
Acting Director, Ph.D. in Literature Program
B.A., M.A. in English, University of Virginia
Ph.D. in English, University of Maryland
Laura Betz specializes in British Romantic literature and long eighteenth-century British literature, with additional interests in poetry and poetics and textual studies. She has taught a range of courses in British literature from the Restoration to the present, more general courses in poetry, and courses in composition and rhetoric. She has published articles on Romantic poetry in Studies in Romanticism and European Romantic Review. She taught at Loyola University Maryland before she began teaching in the English Department at Notre Dame in 2011. She was Assistant Director of the Ph.D. in Literature program in Spring 2015.