Eighteenth-Century Literature Secularization Politics and Gender. Authorship Attribution
I have a PhD from UCLA, and I specialize in restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture. I am especially interested in the late seventeenth century, but I am happy to supervise students in any area of the long eighteenth century. Areas of research interest include: the intersections of literary, scientific, political, and religious discourses; intellectual history and critical theory; feminist theory and gender studies; the history of literary history; religion and postsecularism. Recently I have been working on theories of authorship and methods of authorship attribution.
An introduction to the history of literature by reading a wide range of texts across 800 years with a focus on cultural and social change. Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101 or 102.Fall Term 2021
An introduction to dynamics of gender and sexuality in literary and other cultural texts, and to the critical concepts and methods key to their study. Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101.Winter Term 2022
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