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Kathleen Lubey

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2005, Rutgers University, English
M.A., 1999, State University of New York at Buffalo, English
B.A., 1997, Ithaca College, summa cum laude, English

My research and teaching interests include the literature, philosophy, and culture of eighteenth-century Britain, sexuality and gender studies, feminist theory, the history of pornography, and theories of the novel and literary form. My book Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760 (Bucknell 2012) examines the relationship between sexual representation and discourses on morality, aesthetics, and reading in a broad range of eighteenth-century texts. Currently, I am at work on three projects: a book on the long history of pornography from eighteenth-century narrative to the twenty-first century digital file; a study of marginalia and early feminist thought in eighteenth-century England; and a special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, co-edited with Rebecca Tierney-Hynes (Waterloo), on “The Novel as Theory.” Journals that have published my work include ELH, differences, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. I have been awarded research fellowships from the University of Pennsylvania and St. John’s University as well as the Huntington, Clark, Beinecke, and Chawton House Libraries. I am also the chairperson of the Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture.