Kevin Binfield

Professor of English
Director, Graduate Studies in English


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.

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. 

"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.

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

18th- and 19th-Century British Literature
Laboring-Class Literature
Archival Research
Textual Scholarship

Awards and Distinctions

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


Dr. Kevin Binfield
7C-5 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341