Areas of Expertise
- Romantic poetry and poetics
- Victorian poetry and poetics
- History and theory of aestheticism
- PhD, University of Virginia, 1976
- MB, University of Virginia, 1974
- AB, Cornell University, 1973
David G. Riede works on Romantic and Victorian poetry and poetics, the Victorian novel and the critical and cultural writings of the nineteenth century. He is particularly interested in the authority of literature, the condition of melancholy underlying much of nineteenth-century literature and the pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic movements. He is the author of numerous articles and reviews and of six books on nineteenth-century literature and of articles and reviews on Romantic and Victorian literature. Editor of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Critical Essays.
- Swinburne: A Study of Romantic Myth-making. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1978.
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Limits of Victorian Vision. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983.
- Matthew Arnold and the Betrayals of Language. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1988.
- Oracles and Hierophants: Constructions of Romantic Authority. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991
- Allegories of One's Own Mind: Melancholy in Victorian Poetry. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2005.