Contributors

Contributors to 18th-Century Common include its editors and the authors who contribute Features and Gazette posts.

Editors

Jessica RichardJessica Richard

Jessica Richard is an Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University where she specializes in eighteenth-century British fiction. She is Co-Editor of 18th-Century Common.

Andrew BurkettAndrew Burkett

Andrew Burkett is Associate Professor of English at Union College where he specializes in British Romanticism. He is Co-Editor of 18th-Century Common and is the author of Romantic Mediations: Media Theory and British Romanticism (SUNY Press, 2016).

 

Authors

Adam BuddAdam Budd

Adam Budd is Lecturer in Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh, where he is director of the graduate programme in eighteenth century culture. His edition of the correspondence of Andrew Millar is under contract with Oxford University Press; its associated website, which features primary documents and e-learning modules, won the 2016 BSECS Digital Prize.

Adam James SmithAdam James Smith

Adam James Smith is an Honorary Research Fellow for the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Archival Practices and a Part-Time Lecturer at York St John University. His work focuses on expressions of partisan identity in the eighteenth-century periodical press and he recently completed a PhD about Joseph Addison’s political writing.

Aimee MephamAimee Mepham

Aimee Mepham is the Assistant Director of the Humanities Institute at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She is also a teacher of creative writing, having received an MFA in fiction from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has appeared in Meridian and River Styx, among others, and has also been performed twice by Liars’ League NYC.

Al CoppolaAl Coppola

Al Coppola is an Associate Professor of English at John Jay College CUNY who studies the innovations of the 18th century that structure the 21st, with a special interest in the roles that science, spectacle, and quantification played in the culture of the long eighteenth century. His first book, The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Professor Coppola is currently at work on a new book project, Enlightenment Visibilities, which explores the long legacy of Enlightenment technologies and strategies that rendered into certain knowledge previously invisible, unknowable and ephemeral phenomena.

Alexander HuberAlexander Huber

Alexander Huber is a digital librarian and 18th-centurist. He holds an MA in English from the University of Munich, specializing in eighteenth-century literature. He works in the digital library programme of the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford.

Allison DushaneAllison Dushane

Allison Dushane is an Assistant Professor in the English Department and Affiliated Faculty with the Institute for the Environment at the University of Arizona. She specializes in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature, Aesthetic Theory, and Science Studies.

Anne H. StevensAnne H. Stevens

Anne H. Stevens is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in the literature of the long eighteenth century, the history of the novel, and literary theory. She has published articles in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Critical Inquiry, the Journal of General Education, and elsewhere. Her book, British Historical Fiction before Scott, was published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan for their series “Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the Cultures of Print.”

Avi LifschitzAvi Lifschitz

Avi Lifschitz is a Lecturer in European History at University College London. His broad area of interest is the intellectual history of Europe in the long eighteenth century (c. 1680-1830). He is particularly interested in the links between Enlightenment anthropology, theology, and political theory, and his book publications include Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Epicurus in the Enlightenment, co-edited with Neven Leddy (Voltaire Foundation, 2009)

Carl Robert KeyesCarl Robert Keyes

Carl Robert Keyes is associate professor of History and director of the Women’s Studies Program at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is in the process of revising a book about advertising in early America. He spends a lot of time examining newspapers and advertising ephemera at the American Antiquarian Society.

Cassandra NelsonCassandra Nelson

Cassandra Nelson is an MA candidate at University of Alabama.

Christen MucherChristen Mucher

Christen Mucher is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Smith College. She specializes in Early American studies and the historiography of the New World, Indigenous/Native studies, early archaeology and anthropology, and comparative American (specifically US-American, Mexican, and Haitian) material culture before 1900. Professor Mucher is currently working on a book project titled Before American History: Print Frontiers, American Antiquities, and Native Pasts, which considers the various ways in which nineteenth-century history writings from the US and Mexico dislocated Native peoples in order to consolidate the nation. Her co-translation and critical edition of the first Haitian novel, Stella (1859), which she completed with Lesley Curtis (Wellesley College), appeared with NYU Press in 2015.

Christopher QueenChristopher Queen

Christopher Queen (University of Arkansas, B.A.; Purdue University, M.A.) is a student of medieval English literature and culture. His research interests include gender, sexuality, queerness, and spatiality in medieval literature as well as 18th- and 19th-century medievalism. He will be continuing his education at the University of California–Riverside, where he will begin his coursework towards a Ph.D. in medieval English literature.

Christopher ScaliaChristopher Scalia

Christopher Scalia is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He teaches courses in eighteenth-century literature, Romantic poetry, Scottish literature, and creative writing.

David MazellaDavid Mazella

David Mazella specializes in eighteenth-century British Literature. His first book, a cultural and conceptual history of the “cynic” and “cynicism” in Great Britain, is entitled The Making of Modern Cynicism (University of Virginia Press, 2007). A number of articles related to this research have appeared or are forthcoming from such journals as Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation and Texas Studies in Literature and Language. He has also published articles on Laurence Sterne, Thomas Hobbes, and George Lillo.

Dermot RyanDermot Ryan

Dermot Ryan is Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University. His research focuses on British and Irish literature of the long eighteenth century with a particular emphasis on print culture and postcolonial theory. He is the author of Technologies of Empire: Writing, Imagination, and the Making of Imperial Networks, 1750-1820 (University of Delaware Press, 2013). He has published articles on literature and empire in Studies in Romanticism, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Études irlandaises, as well as on the romantic lineages of Karl Marx in SubStance. He recently co-authored (with Casey Shoop) an essay on David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas and has an article on Marx and translation forthcoming in Boundary 2.

Early Novels DatabaseEarly Novels Database

The Early Novels Database is co-directed by Rachel Buurma, Associate Professor of English at Swarthmore College, and Jon Shaw, Associate University Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Council of Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow Lindsay Van Tine holds a joint appointment at the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College and is piloting the expansion of END to additional institutions. Summer Project Manager Alice McGrath, a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, oversees daily operations. Swarthmore Digital Initiatives Librarian Nabil Kashyap provides data expertise. Charlotte Priddle, Librarian for Printed Books at the Fales Library, directs the END team based at the New York University Libraries. In addition to this core project team, END receives additional support from a number of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore, Haverford, and NYU.

Elisa Beshero-BondarElisa Beshero-Bondar

Elisa Beshero-Bondar is Associate Professor of English at University of Pittsburgh Greensburg. She teaches courses in 19th-century British Literature, Early American Literature, Social Literature, Fantasy and Romance, and Science Fiction, among others. She also teaches topics in Digital Humanities, including the use of computer coding and markup languages to research and design archives of literary and cultural resources. A faculty member since 2004, she won the Pitt-Greensburg Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009 and the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association's Outstanding Faculty Award in 2011. Her book about women Romantic poets, titled Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism, was published by the University of Delaware Press in 2011.

Emily C. FriedmanEmily C. Friedman

Emily C. Friedman is the author of Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction (Bucknell 2016) and an Associate Professor of English at Auburn University. Her research explores the spaces between genres, especially theatre and the novel, issues of reader experience, and the definitions of public and private writing. She is now at work on a monograph and database project, tentatively titled Manuscript Fiction in the Age of Print, 1750-1880.

Emily Dowd-ArrowEmily Dowd-Arrow

Emily Dowd-Arrow is an Assistant Professor of English at Bainbridge State College. Her research and teaching interests include eighteenth century British women writers, especially Eliza Haywood and her Female Spectator, the long eighteenth century in Britain and Ireland, feminisms, eighteenth century women's rhetoric, and the cultural impact of western enlightenment.

Geoff NewtonGeoff Newton

Geoff Newton, Ph.D., is an independent scholar living in Bude, Cornwall.

Grant McAllisterGrant McAllister

Dr. McAllister received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Utah and began teaching at Wake Forest shortly thereafter.

Heather WellandHeather Welland

Heather Welland received her BA and MA from the University of Toronto and her PhD from the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching interests include the British empire, Atlantic history, interest politics, political economy, institutions and expertise, and Loyalism.

Jake RuddimanJake Ruddiman

Jake Ruddiman is Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest University. His 2014 book, Becoming Men of Some Consequence: Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War, explores the lives and choices of young men in the military maelstrom of the American Revolution. His current research examines the roles of slavery and enslaved people in soldiers’ travel writing during the War of American Independence.

James MulhollandJames Mulholland

James Mulholland is an assistant professor in the English department at NC State University. His work focuses on the global eighteenth century, primarily on British poetry and Anglo-Indian literature.

James ThompsonJames Thompson

James Thompson is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of Between Self and World: The Novels of Jane Austen; Models of Value: Eighteenth-Century Political Economy and the Novel; and co-editor (with Suzanne Pucci) of Jane Austen and Co.: Remaking the Past in Contemporary Culture.

Janine BarchasJanine Barchas

Janine Barchas is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity (Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2012). Her first book, Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Cambridge UP, 2003), won the SHARP book prize for best work in the field of book history. Her newest project is the website What Jane Saw (www.whatjanesaw.org).

Jennie BatchelorJennie Batchelor

Jennie Batchelor is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent. She works and publishes widely on the long eighteenth century focusing primarily on women’s writing, periodicals, representations of gender, work, sexuality and the body, material culture studies and the charity movement. Her most recent book, Women’s Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830 (Manchester University Press, 2010) was issued in paperback in 2014. She is currently co-editing, with Manushag Powell (Purdue University) Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century for Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming, 2017) and is writing a book on the Lady’s Magazine.

Jennifer KeithJennifer Keith

Jennifer Keith is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, with particular concentrations in poetry, women’s writing, textual editing, manuscript studies, and digital humanities. She is the General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea.

Jim SherryJim Sherry

Jim Sherry got his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University with a dissertation on Jane Austen. He has written and/or published articles on Austen, Virginia Woolf, Tennyson, Thomas Patch, Thomas Rowlandson, and caricature as a genre. He taught at Barnard College for four years before joining AT&T where he spent most of working career, initially as a technical writer and later as the manager of publications and web site design and development groups. He thinks of himself primarily as a writer, and has created occasional political satire as well as screenplays based on The Awakening, To the Lighthouse, and Lady Susan.

John KnoxJohn Knox

John Knox is Assistant Director in the Center for Digital Humanities, University of South Carolina, and managing editor for Studies in Scottish Literature. His dissertation research focuses on Scottish common sense philosophy and popular literature of the Romantic period.

John O'BrienJohn O'Brien

John O’Brien is the NEH Daniels Family Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Harlequin Britain: Pantomime and Entertainment, 1690-1760, and Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850. He is currently working on a digital project designed to identify and archive poetry in eighteenth-century newspapers.

Jonathan LambJonathan Lamb

Jonathan Lamb is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Vanderbilt University and author of, most recently, The Things Things Say (Princeton UP, 2011)

Judith Bailey SlagleJudith Bailey Slagle

Judith Bailey Slagle is a professor and Dean of the Honors College at East Tennessee State University. Her interests and publications are in Restoration and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and partially include The Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie (1999), Joanna Baillie: A Literary Life (2002), Prologues, Epilogues, Curtain-Raisers, and Afterpieces: the Rest of the Eighteenth-Century London Stage (2007, co-edited with Daniel J. Ennis), and Romantic Appropriations of History: The Legends of Joanna Baillie and Margaret Holford Hodson (2012).

Julia GasperJulia Gasper

Julia Gasper did her D.Phil. in English Literature at Somerville
College, Oxford. She has taught for Stanford University and the
University of Surrey at Roehampton,and has held a research fellowship
from the M. Aylwin Cotton Foundation for Mediterranean Studies. As well as a biography of D'Argens, she has published Theodore von
Neuhoff, King of Corsica (University of Delaware Press 2012).

Katy BarrettKaty Barrett

Dr. Katy Barrett is a Curator at Royal Museums Greenwich. She specializes in eighteenth-century art and visual cultures of science. Her longitude research was done as part of an AHRC-funded project co-hosted by the University of Cambridge and the National Maritime Museum, entitled "The Board of Longitude 1714-1828: Science, Innovation and Empire in the Georgian World," which also produced a JISC-funded digitization project with Cambridge University Library and a blog.

Kerri AndrewsKerri Andrews

Dr Kerri Andrews is Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader in English Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She has previously edited the collected works of Hannah More’s labouring-class protégée, Ann Yearsley (Pickering and Chatto, 2014), and has written a book about the relationship between Yearsley and More and patronage in the eighteenth century (Pickering and Chatto, 2013).

Laura LinkerLaura Linker

Laura Linker is Assistant Professor of English at High Point University. She is the author of Dangerous Women, Libertine Epicures, and the Rise of Sensibility, 1670-1730 (Ashgate, 2011).

Lesley CurtisLesley Curtis

Lesley S. Curtis is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of Comparative Literature at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is the author of Quatre nouvelles antillaises (L’Harmattan, 2014), a collection of four novellas by nineteenth-century novelist Fanny Reybaud and co-author and co-translator of Stella: A Novel of the Haitian Revolution (New York University Press, 2015), an English translation and scholarly edition of Haiti’s first novel.

Margaret EwaltMargaret Ewalt

Margaret Ewalt, Associate Professor of Spanish, has been teaching at Wake Forest University since 2001. She received her B.A. from Colby College, Maine and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Margaret KoehlerMargaret Koehler

Margaret Koehler is Associate Professor of English at Otterbein University in Ohio. In addition to her recent book, Poetry of Attention in the Eighteenth Century, she has published essays in Modern Philology, SEL (Studies in English Literature), and the Blackwell Companion to 18th-Century Poetry.

Marisa ZhuñoMarisa Zhuño

Marisa Zhuño graduated with a B.A. in English from Kennesaw State University in 2013.

Martha BowdenMartha Bowden

Martha F. Bowden's book publications are The Reform'd Coquet, Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady, and The Accomplished Rake, an edition of three novels by Mary Davys (Kentucky, 1999) and Yorick's Congregation: The Church of England in the Time of Laurence Sterne (Delaware, 2007). Her recent publications include articles on historical fiction and she is completing a book on that subject. She is a Professor of English at Kennesaw State University.

Megan BrettMegan Brett

Megan R. Brett is a Digital History Associate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media in the Public Projects Division, where she has worked on projects such as the Papers of the War Department, Histories of the National Mall, and Omeka software. She is a doctoral student in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Her dissertation will consider the strategies used by early American diplomatic families abroad to sustain ties to their extended families and home nation.

Megan GallagherMegan Gallagher

Megan Gallagher recently completed her Ph.D. in political theory at UCLA, where she is a lecturer for 2014-2015. She teaches courses on Enlightenment political thought; politics and emotions; and feminist theory, and she is writing on the role of the passions in the republican tradition.

Megan PeiserMegan Peiser

Megan Peiser is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Missouri, where she is currently writing her dissertation, British Women Novelists and the Review Periodical, 1790-1820.

Melanie HubbardMelanie Hubbard

Melanie Hubbard is the digital scholarship librarian at Loyola Marymount University’s William H. Hannon Library. Like many in the library world, she has a diverse educational background, including a BFA in film, an MA in English, a Masters of Library and Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital. For her, digital is about facilitating access to information, enhancing pedagogy, advancing scholarship and encouraging creativity. In addition to her focus on digital, she has substantial knowledge of and experience with rare books and other special collections materials. She considers herself lucky to be able to work in digital as well as with artifacts for, as she sees it, it affords her the best of both worlds.

Molly O'Hagan HardyMolly O'Hagan Hardy

Molly O’Hagan Hardy is the Digital Humanities Curator at the American Antiquarian Society where she manages a number of projects including the Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads: Verses in Vogue with the Vulgar and the transformation of the Printers’ File into linked open data. Her research interests include the history of copyright and of bibliography, and she works to make the historical record survive and thrive in digital environments.

Morna O'NeillMorna O'Neill

Morna O’Neill (University of Notre Dame, B.A.; Yale, Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Art History at Wake Forest University, where she teaches courses in eighteenth and nineteenth-century European art and the history of photography. She is the author of Walter Crane: The Arts and Crafts, Painting, and Politics, 1875-1890 (Yale University Press, 2011), which won the Historians of British Art Book Prize for 2012. She is the co-editor, with Michael Hatt (University of Warwick), of The Edwardian Sense: Art, Design, and Performance in Britain, 1901-1910 (Yale University Press, 2010).

Nancy ArmstrongNancy Armstrong

Nancy Armstrong is the Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English at Duke University. She teaches courses in the novel, eighteenth and nineteenth-century literatures and cultures in English, and critical theory, and she serves as editor of the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction. She is the author of, most recently, How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism 1719-1900 (Columbia University Press, 2006).

Natasha DuquetteNatasha Duquette

Natasha Duquette is Associate Dean at Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto. She is editor of Sublimer Aspects: Interfaces between Literature, Aesthetics, and Theology (2007) and Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony (2013).

Pam PerkinsPam Perkins

Dr. Pam Perkins is a Professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba. She specializes in eighteenth-century literature, Romantic literature, Scottish literature, and women’s writing.

Patrick ScottPatrick Scott

Patrick Scott is editor of Studies in Scottish Literature, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and honorary research fellow in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. Much of his research now focuses on Robert Burns, James Hogg, and other Scottish authors.

Paul KeenPaul Keen

Paul Keen is Professor of English at Carleton University. He is the author of Literature, Commerce, and the Spectacle of Modernity, 1750-1800 (Cambridge, 2012) and The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere (Cambridge, 1999). His edited books include The Radical Popular Press in Britain, 1817-1821 (Pickering & Chatto, 2003), Revolutions in Romantic Literature: An Anthology of Print Culture, 1780-1832 (Broadview Press, 2004), Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900 (with Ina Ferris, Palgrave, 2009) and The Age of Authors: An Anthology of Eighteenth Century Print Culture (Broadview, forthcoming 2013). He is currently working on a new book project entitled Imagining What We Know: A Defense of the Humanities in a Utilitarian Age.

Rachel MannRachel Mann

Rachel Mann is Project Manager for the Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium, based in the University of South Carolina’s Centre for Digital Humanities. Her dissertation research focuses on the intersection of natural philosophy and 18th century literature.

Rebecca KurzweilRebecca Kurzweil

Rebecca Kurzweil is a recent graduate of Union College where she majored in Biology and minored in English.

Rebekah MitseinRebekah Mitsein

Rebekah Mitsein is Assistant Professor of English at Boston College. Her current project is about how African peoples, places, and discourses shaped eighteenth-century British novels, travelogues, and science writing and influenced Enlightenment ideas about the self and world. Her work has appeared in Studies in Travel Writing and The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.

Roncevert AlmondRoncevert Almond

Roncevert Almond is an attorney specializing in government relations and international law. He received his B.A. (History) from George Washington University and his M.A. (Political Science) and J.D. from Duke University.

Sarah CreelSarah Creel

Sarah Creel is a Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her dissertation takes a text-based approach to the work of Eliza Haywood and provides new contexts for understanding the life and work of this complex female author.

Sean SilverSean Silver

SEAN SILVER is associate professor of literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He recently completed The Mind is a Collection, a virtual museum (www.mindisacollection.org) and exhibit catalogue (Penn, 2015), and is now laboring on a workshop called Crafts of Enlightenment, and a monograph on the early history of complexity.

Sophie CoulombeauSophie Coulombeau

Dr. Sophie Coulombeau is Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University. Her research interests include: personal naming and identity in the long eighteenth century, Hester Thrale Piozzi, the lives and writings of the Burney family, and intersections between critical and creative practice. She is currently working on her first monograph and her second novel. She tweets at @smcoulombeau.

Terry F. RobinsonTerry F. Robinson

Dr. Terry F. Robinson is an Assistant Professor, CLTA in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. She specializes in theater and drama 1660-1900, eighteenth-century literature, Romantic-period literature, and women’s writing.

Thomas A. FosterThomas A. Foster

Thomas A. Foster is Associate Professor and Chair of History at DePaul University. He is author of Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past (Temple University Press, 2014) and Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America (Beacon Press, 2006). He is editor of Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America (U Chicago Press, 2012), New Men: Manliness in Early America (New York University Press, 2011), and Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America. (New York University Press, 2007).

Tonya-Marie HoweTonya-Marie Howe

Committed to a technologically- and publicly-informed critical pedagogy, Tonya Howe is an Associate Professor of Literature at Marymount University who teaches widely at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels. Her research focuses on 18th-century British cultural studies, embodied performance genres, and digital humanities. She is currently working on the Novels in Context project and co-producing a Capital Fringe Festival song cycle on the Mary Toft affair.

Trista JohnsonTrista Johnson

Trista Johnson is an undergraduate student at Union College where she is majoring in English.