Author Biography

Alison Conway is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. She is the author of Private Interests: Women, Portraiture, and the Visual Culture of the English Novel, 1709-1791 (2001) and The Protestant Whore: Courtesan Narrative and Religious Controversy in England, 1680-1750 (2010).

Sharon Harrow is Professor of English at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She is currently at work on a book-project tentatively titled British Sporting Culture: The Literature and Culture of Sport in the Long Eighteenth Century, which she is co-editing with Peter Radford.

Nora Nachumi is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the minor in women’s studies at Yeshiva University. She is the author of Acting Like a Lady: British Women Novelists and the Eighteenth-Century Stage (2008) and of essays on individual women writers and on the teaching and practice of women’s studies.

Laura L. Runge is Professor of English at the University of South Florida. She has published on pedagogy, gender and women authors from the eighteenth century, including Gender and Language in British Literary Criticism, 1660-1790 (Cambridge) and “Teaching Eighteenth-century Women Writers” in Literature Compass (2010).


ASECS, feminism, pedagogy