Lance Bertelsen
Research Interests

Lance Bertelsen's research centers on eighteenth-century literature and popular culture in Britain, America, and the Pacific. He is the author of The Nonsense Club (Oxford, 1986), Henry Fielding at Work (Palgrave, 2000), and numerous essays in such journals as ELHEighteenth-Century LifeEighteenth-Century StudiesModern Philology, and Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. In 2016, Broadview Press published his edition of the novel The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman (1778), a project that grew out of his current work on the role of Captain Cook's subordinates in constructing the historical and literary legacy of the voyages. A fellow of the National Humanities Center and Yale Center for British Art, he also has research interests in World War II; his essay, "San Pietro and the 'Art' of War" (Southwest Review, 1989) won the 1990 Texas Institute of Letters O. Henry Award.