Rabb Graduate Center, 211
DegreesUniversity of Wisconsin, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, M.A.
Marquette University, B.A.
ExpertiseEuropean culture and literature, 17th through 19th centuries, especially 18th century. Narrative theory and the novel. Women writers. Women's studies, sexuality studies, lesbian studies. French Revolution: history and representation. Feminist thought.
ProfileMy scholarship has been focused within three primary arenas: narrative theory and the novel, with a particular interest in women writers; eighteenth-century European studies; and gender and sexuality studies. I am currently pursuing projects in the history of sexuality and in representations of the French Revolution. Webpage
|COML||115b||Fictions of Liberty: Europe in a Revolutionary Age|
|ENG||1a||Introduction to Literary Studies|
|ENG||111a||How Fiction Works: Narrative in Theory and Practice|
|ENG||145b||Just Jane Austen: Gender, Justice, and the Art of Fiction|
|ENG||220b||A Novel Nation: The Making of English Fiction|
|ENG||254a||Gender and the Genealogy of the Novel: 1680-1800|
|ENG/HIST||118b||London from Restoration to Regency: People, Culture, City|
|GSAS||250c||Rethinking the Age of Revolution|
|WMGS||198a||Women's and Gender Studies Research Seminar|
Awards and Honors
Co-Director, Radcliffe Institute Workshop, "Writing Lesbianism into History and Representation" (with Valerie Traub) (2014)
President-Elect (Currently First Vice-President), International Society for the Study of Narrative (2014)
Co-Director, Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the Age of Revolution (2012)
Great Teachers Honoree, Shirley Bill Fund, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2012)
Innovative Course Design Award, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2012)
Augustus Anson Whitney Scholar, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study (2004)
Graduate English Organization Faculty Service Award, University of Maryland (1999 - 2000)
Folger Institute Fellowship (1998 - 1999)
Graduate English Organization Faculty Mentor Award, University of Maryland (1997)
Citation for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland (1996)
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland (1994)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1987)
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1981)
Lanser, Susan S and Robyn W Warhol, ed. Queer/Feminist Narrative Theory. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2014. (forthcoming)
Lanser, Susan S. "“Toward (a Queerer and) More (Feminist ) Narratology.”." Narrative Theory 2.0: Queer and Feminist Approaches. Ed. Robyn Warhol and Susan S. Lanser.. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 2014 (forthcoming)
Lanser, Susan S. "“Uneasy Metamorphoses: Early/Modern Representations.." The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature. Ed. Jodie Medd.. Cambridge: Cambridge Unviersity Press, 2014 (forthcoming)
Lanser, Susan S. The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic 1565-1830. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. (forthcoming)
Lanser, Susan S. "“A Prince for All Seasons, With Notes toward the Delineation of a New Yorker Narratee"." Narrative 22. (2014).
Lanser, Susan S. "Sex, Gender, and the Limits of Enlightenment." A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Enlightenment. Oxford: Berg Publishers. Ed. Ellen Pollak. Oxford: Berg, 2013. 45-69; 216-220.
Lanser, Susan S. ""Plot" and "Speech Act Theory" entries." Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 2012.
Lanser, Susan S. "“Of Closed Doors and Open Hatches: Heternormative Plots in Eighteenth-Century (Women's) Studies”." Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation (ECTI) 53. 3 (2012): 273-290.
Lanser, Susan S.. "Gender and Narration." Living Handbook of Narratology (2012): <http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/lhn/index.php/Main_Page>.
Lanser, Susan S. ""The Implied Author: An Agnostic Manifesto"." Style 45. 1 (2011): 153-160.
Lanser, Susan S. "Interview Essay." Narrative Theory and Poetics: 5 Questions. Ed. Peer Bundegaard et al. New York: Academic/VIP Press, 2011. 95-101.
Lanser, Susan S. "":Are We There Yet?: The Intersectional Future of Feminist Narratology." Foreign Literature Studies 32. 4 (2010): 32-41.
Lanser, Susan S. ""Tory Lesbians: Economies of Intimacy and the Status of Desire."." Lesbian Dames: Sapphism in the Long Eighteenth Century. Ed. John Beynon and Caroline Gonda. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2010. 173-189.
Lanser, Susan S. "Mapping Sapphic Modernity." Comparatively Queer: Crossing Time, Crossing Cultures. Ed. Jarrod Hayes, Margaret Higonnet, and William Spurlin. London: Palgrave, 2010. 69-89.
Lanser, Susan S. "Sapphic Dialogics: Historical Narratology and the Sexuality of Form." Postclassical Narratology: Approaches and Analyses. Ed. Monika Fludernik and Jan Alber. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010. 186-205.
Lanser, Susan S. "Feeling Backward." Rev. of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History, by Heather Love. Modern Language Quarterly vol. 70 December 2009: 542-545.
Lanser, Susan S. "Novel (Lesbian) Subjects: The Sexual History of Form." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42. 3 (2009): 497-503.
Lanser, Susan S. "Burning Dinners: Feminist Subversions of Domesticity." Feminist Messages: Coding in Women's Folk Culture (book). (1992): Reading Women's Lives (textbook). Reprint: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2008.
Susan S. Lanser. "'The Political Economy of Same- Sex Desire'." Structures and Subjectivities: Attending to Early Modern Women V. Ed. Joan Hartman and Adele Seefe. Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 2007. 157-175.
Susan S. Lanser. "The Art of Finding: Reading as a (Very Easy) Death." Life Writing, Writing Death: In Memory of Elaine Marks. Ed. Richard Goodkin. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. 163-179.
Lanser,Susan S, Richard Sha. Put to the Bush 'Romantic Irregularities and Sapphic Tropes.'. Romantic Praxis, 2005.
Lanser,Susan S. "Fiction and the 'Rights of Man'." Carmel Lectures. Ed. Hana Wirth-Nesher. Tel Aviv University, 2005
Lanser,Susan S. "The 'I" of the Beholder." Blackwell Companion to Narrative Theory. Ed. James Phelan and Peter Rabinowitz. Blackwell, 2005
Lanser,Susan S. "The Novel Body Politic." Blackwell Companion to the Eighteenty Century English Novel. Ed. Paula Backscheider and Catherine Ingrassia. Blackwell, 2005
Lanser,Susan S. "'The Yellow Wallpaper' and the Politics of Color." The Yellow Wallpaper : A Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Catherine Golden. Routledge, 2004
Lanser,Susan S. "Sexing Narratology: Toward a Gendered Poetics of Narrative Voice." Narrative Theor: Critical Perspectives. Routledge, 2004
Lanser,Susan S (coedited with Neil Fraistat). Helen Maria Williams. Letters Written in France, 2001.
Lanser,Susan S et al (Folger Collective on Early Modern Women). Women Critics 1660-1820: An Anthology. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1995.
Lanser,Susan S. Fictions of Auhority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice. Cornell University Press, 1992.
Lanser,Susan S. The Narrative Act: Point of View in Prose Fiction. Princeton University Press, 1981.