Eugene Stelzig, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo, has been awarded the 2010 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Book Prize for the year’s most distinguished contribution to Romanticism studies. Nominations are made by publishers and an international committee of scholars makes the decision. He will receive a commemorative plaque at the annual meeting of The International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) in Montreal next October.
Henry Crabb Robinson in Germany: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Life Writing is a critical and biographical study which demonstrates that Robinson is an important nineteenth-century life writer.
In addition to nearly forty articles on romantic and modern literature and autobiography, Professor Stelzig has published books on Wordsworth (1975), Hermann Hesse (1988), and Rousseau and Goethe (2000), and has edited a collection of articles on Romantic Autobiography in England (2009). He has also published poetry (including Fool’s Gold: Selected Poems of a Decade, 2008) and translations of German poetry as well as several autobiographical essays.