Ph.D. Candidate in English at Temple University (18th-19th c. American Literature and Medical Humanities) and Writing Instructor at Rowan University I am pursuing a PhD in English literature at Temple University. My dissertation, “The Resurrection and the Knife: Protestantism, Nationalism, and the Invention of the Cadaver During the Rise of American Medicine” focuses on the intersection between gothic fiction, medical historiography, and religious ideology in the early American republic, with particular attention to the cadaver as it is created in cultural, medical, and spiritual discourse. This research unites my interests in the social history of medicine and the dynamics of the religious imagination in the 18th and 19th century United States. Research Interests: 19th c. American literature, literature and history in the early American republic, the medical humanities, gothic literature, spirituality and science Teaching Interests: writing across disciplines, writing with technology, digital research methods and pedagogy
June Oh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Her research interests lie in age studies, 18th-century British literature, medical humanities, gender and sexuality, and disability studies. Her work particularly focuses on the relationship between the aging mind and body and how the science engages with the notion of growing old. She is currently working on a DH project, “Mapping of Monsters in Literature”, in which she uses ArcGIS to investigate how the gender of a monster affects its spatial representation.
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston, specializing in eighteenth-century British literature. My first book was The Making of Modern Cynicism (University of Virginia Press, 2007), a conceptual and cultural history of the cynic and cynicism between the seventeenth and nineteenth century in Anglo-British writing. With Laura Rosenthal, I administer and contribute to a scholarly blog, The Long Eighteenth (http://long18th.wordpress.com/) that discusses eighteenth-century literature, history, culture, along with pedagogical issues. For the last three years, I have served as the Director of the UH Center for Teaching Excellence (http://cte.uh.edu/). My next book will be a literary history of the year 1771, told from the perspective of the published and unpublished writings produced and read in four cities: London, Edinburgh, Philadelphia, and Kingston, Jamaica.
“Passions, Emotions and Cognition in the Long Eighteenth-Century Literature in England” 4th issue of journal “English Literature: Theories, Interpretations, Contexts” (Flavio Gregori, ed.). Contents: Michael McKeon: “Aesthetic Cognition: Feeling the Emotions of Others”; Margaret A. Doody: “The Actor, the Mirror, the Soul and the Sylph ” Regina M. Dal Santo: “The Rhetoric of Passions in John Tillotson’s Sermons” Judith Hawley: “Scriblerian Cognition: Pope, Swift, Arbuthnot and Self-Knowledge” Katarzyna Kozak: “The Hurry and Uproar of Their Passions: Images of the Early 18th-Century Whig” Riccardo Capoferro: “Fears, Apprehensions and Conjecture: Suspense in Robinson Crusoe” Lucia Quinault: ” ‘So Shall She Now the Softest Coulours Chuse | To Paint thy Fate & Shadow out thy Woes’: Poetry and Emotion in the Abergavenny Scandal of 1729″
I’ve been a professor for my entire adult life, in this profession for over two and a half decades. While I feel like a veteran scholar, I also feel as though we are all on the verge of a new world, where old rules don’t apply. Working as an academic at this historical moment is like being an 18th-century scholar in that we have one foot in the past and one in the present, leading toward the future. My academic interests remain in 18thC literature, especially women writers, digital humanities, open access, environmental literature, pedagogy. With Jessica Cook, I have edited a wonderful new collection of essays by a slate of exceptional scholars called The Circuit of Apollo: Eighteenth-century Women’s Tributes to Women, forthcoming from University of Delaware Press. I am also editor of ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/
My research on German, French, English, and American fairy tales, folktales, literature, and film spans topics from the 18th century to the present. I am general editor of the Series in Fairy-Tale Studies published by Wayne State University Press and former editor of the international journal Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies. I serve on the editorial board of Marvels & Tales and on the advisory boards of Fairy Tale Review, Gramarye, Dzieciństwo: Literatura i Kultura, and the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction.
Eugenia Zuroski has been a member of the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University since 2009. Gena is author of the book A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism (Oxford University Press, 2013), which argues that chinoiserie played an integral role in the formation of modern English subjectivity. Tracing a shift in the relationship between English selves and “things Chinese” from the Restoration through the early nineteenth century, this study shows how both orientalism and privatized subjectivity take shape through cultural processes of disavowing earlier ideals, including cosmopolitanism and aristocratic power. Gena has published articles in Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Journal18. In addition to teaching courses in literatures and cultures of the long eighteenth century, she teaches introductory level undergraduate courses in short fiction and poetry and one of the core courses in the graduate Cultural Studies and Critical Theory (CSCT) program, “Foundations in CSCT.” In addition to her teaching and research, Gena serves as editor of Eighteenth-Century Fiction, winner of the 2017 CELJ Voyager Award. She has edited special issues of ECF on “Exoticism & Cosmopolitanism” (Fall 2012) and “The Senses of Humour” (Summer 2014). Most recently, she co-edited a 2-part special issue of ECF on “Material Fictions” with Michael Yonan (Dept. of Art History and Archaeology, U of Missouri), published in late 2018 and early 2019. The recipient of a SSHRC Insight Grant, Gena is currently completing a book which argues for the emergence of politically relevant forms of “funniness” in eighteenth-century literature, aesthetics, and subjectivity. She has been invited to present portions of this project at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities 18th/19th-Century Colloquium at Vanderbilt University; the Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture; the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies Research Seminar at the University of York, UK; the University of East Anglia Research Seminar; and in keynotes for the British Women Writer’s Conference and the David Nichol Smith Seminar. Gena serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Learned Journals, the Executive Board of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Editorial Board of Scholarly and Research Communication, and the Advisory Board of the Hamilton Review of Books. She is currently the faculty co-chair of McMaster’s President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC), and an organizing member of the #BIPOC18 and #Bigger6 collectives. Her first chapbook of poetry, Hovering, Seen, was published by Anstruther Press in 2019.
French literature of 18th and 19th centuries, French Revolution and its aftermath in literature, English–French relations, popular culture. I am most interested in the reappropriation of symbolic stories from the past into present-day media. My latest book, _The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France_ (UChicago Press, 2012), has been translated into French with the help of former students Pierre André (currently PhD candidate at NYU) and Alexane Bébin (Univ. de Rennes), and is under review.
Since 2012, I have been leading a writing workshop for kids called “Write YOUR Story” at the public library in South Bend. We write stories and create altered books (based on used hard-bound children’s books). This is one way I have devised to get out of the academy and use my skills to enable a new public to experience the joys of writing and book-creation.
Dr. Kirstyn J. Leuner is Assistant Professor of English at Santa Clara University. She earned her Ph.D. in Romantic-era literature at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research interests include literature of the long 18th century, digital humanities (DH), women’s writing, media history, and romanticism. She has published essays on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, Rodolphe Töpffer’s earliest comic strips, markup languages, and book history. She directs the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing, a multi-institutional DH project that studies Francis Stainforth’s library, the largest private library of women’s writing collected in the 19th century. She is also a board member of and webmistress for the British Women Writers Association and an advisory board member for Romantic Circles Pedagogies. See her new faculty profile on SCU’s English Department website. When not writing or teaching, she is probably rock climbing or getting lost on a trail run.