Kevin Binfield

Professor of English
Director, Graduate Studies in English

"May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering."  – Shakyamuni Buddha, Mettā Sutta


Kevin Binfield

University of Nebraska

Binfield, Kevin and William Christmas, eds. Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New York: Modern Language Association, 2018.  (In press) 
Binfield, Kevin. Writings of the Luddites. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004, 2015.

Selected Articles
"Ned Ludd and Laboring-Class Autobiography." Romantic Autobiography. Ed. Eugene Stelzig. Ashgate: Aldershot, 2009.
"Luddites." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Ed. William A. Darity. Vol. 4. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. 513-15.
"Luddites et Luddisme." Tumultes. Entre Résistance et Domination: Figures Libres Ou Mouvements Imposés 27 (Décembre 2006): 157-72.
"Labor and an Ethic of Variety in The Farmer's Boy." Robert Bloomfield: The Forgotten Romantic. Ed. Bridget Keegan, John Goodridge, and Simon White. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2006.

Areas of Specialization
18th- and 19th-Century British Literature
Laboring-Class Literature
Textual Scholarship

Director, Graduate Studies in English

Courses Taught
ENG 304 English Literature, 1760 to Present
ENG 600 Research and Bibliography
ENG 655 Romantic Literature
ENG 657 Victorian Literature

Awards and Distinctions
Keynote speaker, "Enoch's Hammer" conference, University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, 2012
Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence, Murray State University, 2008

Dr. Kevin Binfield
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Murray State University
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In the Media
The Luddite Lament (BBC)
Dr. Binfield has appeared in the BBC documentary The Luddite Lament. He is the author of the book Writings of the Luddites, plus numerous articles on the topic. Listen to the program. His portion begins at minute 14:26.