Faculty & Staff Directory
Leonard Von Morze
Title: Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise
Atlantic Studies; literature of the American colonial and revolutionary periods and of the early Republic; multilingual U.S. writing
BA, PhD, University of California Berkeley
MA, University of California Irvine
Professional Publications & Contributions
Department Chair of English, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2017-2021
Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies in Philadelphia, 2021-2022
"Sermons, Slavery, and Scandal: The Printed Worlds of Early Boston, 1660 - 1830." Exhibit for Boston Public Library, Rare Books Department, 15 July - 30 September 2009. Course documents, photos, and exhibit catalog.
- “Beyond the Clip: Critical Uses of Film in the Non-Film Course.” Human Architecture 6.1 (2008): 1–6.
- "Hugh Henry Brackenridge." The Literary Encyclopedia Online. 2009.
- "Virtue" and "Pierre Eugène Du Simitière." Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment. Ed. Mark Spencer. New York: Continuum, 2015.
- Essays on Franklin, Equiano, and Emerson for textbook on American literature pub. 2016-17. Essay on Equiano for textbook on British literature, 2017.
- "The Critical Force of Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Revolution." Review essay for Early American Literature, 2021.
- Single-title reviews of books on Atlantic and early American topics for The Wordsworth Circle, Eighteenth-Century Studies, The New England Quarterly, The Journal of American Studies, The Journal of the Early Republic, American Literary History Online Review Series, The Middle Ground Journal.
- ENGL 102 First-Year Composition
- ENGL 182G “Race” and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature
- ENGL 200 Understanding Literature
- ENGL 202 Six American Authors
- ENGL/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 270GL Writing and the Environment
- ENGL 320 Memoir and Autobiography
- ENGL 351 Early African-American Literature
- ENGL 376 Literature and the Political Imagination
- ENGL 407 Colonial American Literature
- ENGL 430 Literature of the Atlantic
- ENGL 457 Colloquium on Careers for English Majors (1 credit)
- ENGL 458 Colloquium on the Art of Literary Reviewing (1 credit)
- ENGL 483 Declaring Independence: Origins of U.S. Literature
- ENGL 498/499 English Honors Senior Seminar
- HONS 290 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Boston
- ENGL 602 Studies in Narrative
- ENGL 606 Print Culture of Early Boston (Graduate)
- ENGL 650 Colonial American Literature (Graduate)
- ENGL 652 American Romanticism (Graduate)
- ENGL 664 Literature of the Atlantic (Graduate)
- ENGL 697 Atlantic Utopias (Graduate)
- ENVSCI 498 Developing Boston Harbor Across Time Scales