Kevin Binfield

Professor of English
Coordinator, Graduate Studies

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


Kevin Binfield



University of Nebraska



University of Nebraska



Nebraska Wesleyan University



Writings of the Luddites. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004.


Highlighted Publications

"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

British Romanticism

18th- and 19th-Century British
  Women's Literature

Laboring-Class Writing

Textual Scholarship


Coordinator, Graduate Studies

Faculty Senate President

Courses Taught

ENG 304 English Literature, 1760 to Present

ENG 470 Literary Criticism

ENG 600 Research and Bibliography

ENG 655 Romantic Literature

Awards and Distinctions

Keynote speaker, "Enoch's Hammer" conference, University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, 2012
15 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012
Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence, Murray State University, 2008


Professional Memberships and Affiliations

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

British Association for Romantic Studies

Modern Language Association

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism


Dr. Kevin Binfield

7C-5 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341



In the Media

The Luddite Lament

A BBC Program

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.