Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Our faculty study this crucial period of literary history in a variety of national and colonial contexts, including American, British, Canadian, and North Atlantic. In our scholarship and teaching, we adopt a wide spectrum of theoretical perspectives, including book history, colonial discourse theory, ecocriticism, feminist theory, new economic criticism, new historicism, theories of the body and embodiment, posthumanism, urban theory, and the various methods informing Atlantic studies.

Faculty Working in this Area

Valerie Legge
Andrew Loman
Jennifer Lokash
Fiona Polack
Annette Staveley 

Image Information: Gillray, James. "Doublures of characters; - or - striking resemblances in phisiognomy." Detail. 1798. Web. Library of Congress. 26 Feb. 2012.