EducationPh.D., English, Columbia University, 2001
M. Phil., English, Columbia University, 1995
M.A., English, Columbia University, 1992
B.A., English, Bryn Mawr College, 1990
Recent Courses Taught
- ENG 450W-01 Restoration Women Writers
- ENG 418W-01 Eighteenth-Century Women Playwrights
- ENG 418W-01 Jane Austen
- ENG 450W-02 The Libertine
- ENG 300W-01 Critical Issues in Literary Studies
- ENG IHP 104 Freshman Honors Seminar
- ENG 201-01 Introduction to Drama
- ENG 561-29 Engendering the Self: Eighteenth-Century Diaries and Letters
- ENG 561-29 Sensation Literature
- ENG 561-29 Staging Gender in the Eighteenth-Century Theater
- ENG 561-29 Gothic Bodies
- ENG 568-29 Contemporary American and British Drama
Actresses, Accessories, and Austen: Much Ado About Muffs. (Palgrave Pivot Series, 2014).
Laura Engel and Elaine McGirr eds. Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater. (Bucknell UP, 2014)
"The Secret Life of Archives: Sally Siddons, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and The Material of Memory," ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 2.
Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making(Columbus, Ohio State University Press, May 2011).
Editor, The Public's Open to Us All: Essays on Women and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).
"Representations of Women in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama" for The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 edited by Gary Day and Jack Lynch (Wiley Blackwell, 2015).
"Close Encounters: Frances Burney, Actresses, and Models for Female Celebrity" in The Burney Journal, Volume 12, 2014, 7-27.
"The Muff Affair: Fashioning Celebrity in the Portraits of Late Eighteenth-Century Actresses" in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture. Volume 13, Issue 3, September, 2009, 278-298.
"The Personating of Queens: Lady Macbeth, Sarah Siddons, and the Creation of Female Celebrity in the Late Eighteenth Century" in Macbeth: New Critical Studies, Nicholas Moschovakis ed. (New York: Routledge Press, 2008) 240-249.
"Notorious Celebrity: Mary Wells, Madness and Theatricality" in Eighteenth-Century Women, Volume V, 2008 181-205. Reprint in The English Malady: Enabling and Disabling Fictions, Glen Colburn ed. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008) 305-325.
The Archival Tourist: Women, Performance, and the Material of Memory 1780- 1915 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
“Fashioning the Female Artist: Allegory and Celebrity in Lady Diana Beauclerk’s Watercolors of The Faerie Queene” The Edinburgh Companion to Romanticism and the Arts. Maureen McCue and Sophie Thomas eds. (Edinburgh University Press, 2023)374-390.
“Shadow Jane” in Jane Austen Sex, Romance and Representation edited by Nora Nachumi and Steff Oppenhiem (Rochester University Press, 2022) 216-226.
“All About my Mother: Archives, Art, and Memory,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Vol. 40, No. 2, Fall 2021, 209-214.
Co-author with Emily Rutter “Introduction to Women and Archive Special Issue,” Tulsa Studies In Women’s Literature, Vol. 40, No. 1, Spring 2020, 5-14.
“The Archival Tourist Take Two: Looking at Legacies of Eighteenth-Century Portraiture through the work of Elizabeth Colomba and Fabiola Jean-Louis,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Volume 3, No. 34, Summer 2020, 557-576.
“The Lady Vanishes: Madame Tussaud’s Self Portrait and Material Legacies” A Nation of Makers: Material Literacies in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1660-1830. Chloe Wigtson Smith and Serena Dyer Eds. (Bloomsbury Press, 2020) 239-256.
“Eighteenth Century Actresses and Material Culture” The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage. Jan Sewell and Clare Smout eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) 229-246.
“Magazine Miniatures: Portraits of Actresses, Princesses, and Queens in Late Eighteenth-Century Periodicals” Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain 1660-1840. Jennie Batchelor and Manushang Powell Eds. (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) 458-473.
“Epilogue: Body Double-Katharine Hepburn at Madame Tussauds” Public Interiors: Intimacy and Celebrity in Eighteenth-Century Literary Culture. Victoria Joule and Emrys Jones Eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) 293-298.
“Stage Beauties: Actresses and Celebrity Culture,” Literature Compass, Vol. 13, Iss.12, December 2016, 749-761.
Women, Work, and Clothes in the Eighteenth-Century Novel by Chloe Wigston Smith (Cambridge UP, 2013) in Women's Writing, Volume 21, Issue 2, May 2014.
Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice, by Judith Pascoe (University of Michigan Press, 2011) Women's Writing, Vol. 20, Number 2, 283-285, May 2013.
Bettymania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture, by Jeffrey Kahan (Lehigh University Press, 2010) (forthcoming in 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, And Inquiries in the Early Modern Era)
Rival Queens: Actresses, Performance, and The Eighteenth-Century British Theatre, by Felicity Nussbaum (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010) in Women's Writing Vol. 18, No. 4 November 2011, pp. 568-571