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Author Biography

Elizabeth Kraft, a Professor of English at the University of Georgia, is the co-editor (with William McCarthy) of The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld (University of Georgia Press, 1994) and Anna Letitia Barbauld: Selected Poetry and Prose (Broadview Press, 2001). She is also the editor of Charlotte Smith’s The Young Philosopher (University Press of Kentucky, 1999). She has authored three critical monographs: Character and Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century Comic Fiction (University of Georgia Press, 1992), Laurence Sterne Revisited (Twayne, 1996), and Women Novelists and the Ethics of Desire, 1684-1814: In the Voice of Our Biblical Mothers (Ashgate, 2008).

Keywords

Anna Letitia Barbauld, Esther Johnson, ethics, gender, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Priestley, media, occasional poems, poetry, reading aloud, Stella