Kevin Binfield


Dr. Kevin Binfield

Dr. Kevin Binfield

Director of Graduate Studies in English

7C-5 Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071-3341


  • Ph.D., 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.
  • Binfield, Kevin. Writings of the Luddites. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004, 2015.

Highlighted Publications

  • “Orphanhoods and Bereavements in the Life and Verse of Charlotte Smith Richardson (1775-1825).”  Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin.  Eds. Laura Peters and Diane Warren.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020. 33-55.
  • “Life Study in and beyond Mary Peach Collier’s Poetic Effusions.”  Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.  Eds. Kevin Binfield and William Christmas.  New York: Modern Language Association, 2018. 227-35. 

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature
  • Laboring-Class Literature, Literacy and Culture
  • Archival Research
  • Textual Scholarship
  • Pedagogy

Awards and Distinctions

  • Stephen B. White Award for Shared Governance (Murray State University)
  • Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence (Murray State University)
  • Presidential Research Fellowship (Murray State University)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Gwin J. and Ruth Kolb Award
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

Leadership and Service

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