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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
English and Comparative Literature 1650-1830, Feminist Theory and Criticism, History of Gender and Sexuality, Narrative Theory and the Novel, The French Revolution.
Letters Written in France
Broadview Press. Coedited with Neil Fraistat, 2001
Women Critics 1660-1820: An Anthology.
Managing editor with Folger Collective on Early Women Critics.
Indiana University Press, 1995
Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.
The Narrative Act: Point of View Prose Fiction
Princeton: Princeton UniversityPress, 1981.
"The Novel Body Politic." In The Eighteenth Century Novel. Edited by Backscheider and Ingrassia (Blackwell, forthcoming).
Introduction to Ladies Almanack by Djuna Barnes. (New York University Press, 1992), xv-li.
"Befriending the Body: Female Intimacies as Class Acts." Eighteenth Century Studies 32:2 (Winter, 1998-99), 179-98.
"Feminist Criticism: 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' and the Politics of Color in America." Feminist Studies 15:3 (Fall, 1989), 415-41.
"Toward a Feminist Narratology." Style 20:3 (Fall, 1986), 341-63.
Additional Articles in many journals and books including Textual Practice, Semeia, Feminist Studies, Eighteenth Century Lire, Journal of Homosexuality, The Faces of Anonymity, Reconsidering the Bluestockings, Blackwell Companion to Narrative Theory, Journal of American Folklore, Singlewomen in the European Past.
The Sexuality of History: Sapphic Subjects and the Making of Modernity.
Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, 2004-05
Crompton-Noll Essay Award, Modern Language Association Lesbian-Gay Caucus, 1999
NEH Folger Library Fellowship, 1998-99
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland, 1992
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, 1987-88
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1984
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1981
Selected Courses Taught
A Novel Nation: The Making of English Fiction 1680-1860 (ENG 220b)
Gender and the Rise of the Novel (ENG 114b)
Fictions of Liberty: England in a Revolutionary Age (ENG 115b)
Women in Culture & Society: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (WMNS 5a)