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"An Empire of Air and Water is a tour de force of interdisciplinary excavation and remapping, which stakes new ground for the Romantic imaginary by drawing together a range of eclectic literary sources and putting them into dialogue with wider cultural projects during the Romantic Century. Carroll’s book examines the presence of ‘atopias’ – spaces which resist categorisation, habitation and conceptualisation: these are polar regions, the oceans, the atmosphere and subterranean spaces. Each of the core chapters offers a nuanced and intriguing piece of a wider puzzle that collects around the British imperial project and its various technologies (as well as those of its competitors). " 
-- BARS First Book Prize Judges' Report


An Empire of Air and Water: Uncolonizable Space in the British Imagination, 1750-1850. Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 

*Runner-Up for the BARS First Book Prize in Romanticism, 2017

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles

Lost in Space: Surviving Globalization in Gravity and The Martian.” Science Fiction Studies 46.1 (2019): 127-142.

“Play you must': Villette and the Nineteenth-Century Board Game.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts. 39.1 (2017). 33-47. *Shortlisted for the Donald Gray Prize in Victorian Studies, 2018

The Terror and the Terroir: The Ecological Uncanny in New Weird Exploration Narratives.” Paradoxa: “Global Weirding” Special Issue. 28 (2017): 67-89.

Mary Shelley’s Global Atmosphere.” European Romantic Review. 25.1 (2014): 3-17.

 “Crusades Against Frost: Frankenstein, Polar Ice, and Climate Change in 1818.”  European Romantic Review. 24.2 (2013): 211-230. *Reprinted in Frankenstein: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism. Ed. Johanna M. Smith. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2015

 “Imagined Nation: Place and National Identity in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.” Extrapolation. 53.3 (2012): 307-326.

Selected Refereed Essays

“Atopia / non-place.” The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. 159-167.

On Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden, 1791-1792.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Web. 2016.

 “Resurrecting Redgauntlet: the Transformation of Walter Scott’s Nationalist Revenants in Bram Stoker's Dracula.” Victorian Transformations: Genre, Nationalism and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Literature, ed. Bianca Tredennick. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011.