Infamous Scribblers

women writers of the long eighteenth century

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This is me and my literary love, Frances Burney.

This is me and my literary love, Frances Burney.

I am a Fellow at the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Indiana University, and a doctoral candidate in “long” eighteenth-century British literature. My areas of specialty include gender and sexuality studies, the ethics of care, studies of narrative, the history of medicine, and bio/political theory. All of these are topics which my dissertation takes up more fully in Un/Healthy Constitutions: Accounting for Popular Care in the British Imagination, 1650 – 1830. While my first love in the field concerns eighteenth-century literature for, by, and about women, my research interests use feminism as a framework for rethinking politics, medicine, bodies, and literary form.  If you’re interested in more, you can follow me on Twitter @WanderingMuse18 .

When not scribbling for scholarly motives, I generally spend my time reading and secretly writing historical and fantasy fiction, debating British and American popular culture (especially comedy) with my very English husband, playing with my two very lively dogs, and going to outrageous karaoke bars to sing Queen songs.

Jake and I in Kendal, England, atop the castle ruins. It was cold.

Jake and I in Kendal, England, atop the castle ruins. It was cold.

I am also in the market for libraries, museums, and archives around the history of medicine both in the States and across the pond in the UK. While I am planning a trip back to England and Scotland soon to traverse the research circuit, I welcome any suggestions readers may have about relevant research opportunities and sites!

Editor / Writer

This is me being all into Rowson.

This is me being all into Rowson.

I am a Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. I received my Ph.D. in Literature from Miami University and completed my M.A. in English Studies at the University of Louisville. I study “long” eighteenth-century transatlantic literature with a particular focus on representations of women in captivity. While writing by and about women is my area of concentration, in a larger theoretical sense I explore the ways in which people create transatlantic communities of knowledge and political influence through speech acts in and outside of the written word.

This is me on a normal day in the office. (The head-in-hand look is sometimes necessary.)

This is me on a normal day in the office. (The head-in-hand look is sometimes necessary.)

When not researching, writing, or teaching I like to watch gory horror films, shop in thrift stores for strange mass produced art, and spend time with my cats.

 

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Here’s to women scribbling together–quite infamous, indeed!

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