Corrinne Harol, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
3-55 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

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.

Scholarly Activities

Research - Advisory Board, PMLA

PMLA is the journal of the Modern Language Association of America. Since 1884 PMLA has published members’ essays judged to be of interest to scholars and teachers of language and literature. Four issues each year (January, March, May, and October) present essays on language and literature, and the September issue is the program for the association’s annual convention. Each issue is sent directly to about 26,000 college and university teachers of English and foreign languages who belong to the association and to about 1,800 libraries throughout the world.


Research - Literary Director, The Orlando Project

The Orlando Project is an experiment in the integration of text and technology. It has designed and continues to enhance digital tools to harness the power of computers for critical literary and historical research. The project's constantly expanding and improving storehouse of knowledge about women's lives and writings, the Orlando textbase itself, is rendered uniquely searchable and sortable by its encoding. Its widening of the knowledge base in cultural history goes together with the training and professional development of generations of students.

The Orlando Project

Featured Publications

“Imagining Worlds and Figuring Toleration: Freedom, Diversity, and Violence in A Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World.” In Alison Conway and David Alvarez, Eds. Imagining Religious Toleration

Corrinne Harol

University of Toronto Press . 2019 August;

“Who Wrote It? The Woman of Colour and Adventures in Stylometry.”

Corrinne Harol, Brynn Lewis, and Subhash Lele

Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 2019 April; 32 (2):341-353

Corrinne Harol and Mark Simpson

2017 January;

Corrinne Harol

Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture 1660-1700. 2016 January; 39 (1-2)

Corrinne Harol and Jessica MacQueen

2015 January;

Corrinne Harol and Alison Conway

Literature Compass. 2015 January; 12 (11):565-574