Position: Assistant Professor of English
JoEllen DeLucia received her Ph.D. in Literature from Indiana University in 2007. At CMU, she enjoys teaching courses on eighteenth-century literature, British Romanticism, and women's writing. Currently, she is also the director of CMU's Women and Gender Studies program.
Her book A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress (Edinburgh University Press, 2015) argues that women writers shaped conversations regarding the role of sentiment and gender in Enlightenment narratives of imperial development. In addition, she has published essays on Mary Wollstonecraft, travel writing, provincial poetry, the Bluestockings, and the gothic novel. She has also won short-term fellowships to support her research from The Huntington Library, The Chawton House Library, and the NEH.
A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress,
1759-1820. Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
"Radcliffe, George Robinson, and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture: Beyond the
Circulating Library." Women's Writing, 22.3 (2015): 287-299.
"'Far Other Times Are These': The Bluestockings in the Time of Ossian." Tulsa Studies
in Women's Literature, 27.1 (Spring 2008): 39-62.
"From the Female Gothic to a Feminist Theory of History: Ann Radcliffe and the
Scottish Enlightenment." The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 50.
1 (2009): 101-115
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
"Transnational Aesthetics in Ann Radcliffe's A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794, Through
Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany […] (1795)." In Ann Radcliffe: Gothic
and Romantic Engagements, 1789-1826, Dale Townsend and Angela Wright, eds.
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 135-150.
“A Delicate Debate: Mary Wollstonecraft, the Bluestockings, and the Progress of
Women.” In Eds., Michael J. Meyer and Enit K. Steiner, Dialogues on Mary
Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, (forthcoming, New York and
Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013).
“Local Poetry in the Midlands: Francis Mundy’s Needwood Forest and Anna Seward’s Lichfield
Poems.” In Eds. Evan Gottlieb and Juliet Shields, Representing Place in British
Literature and Culture, 1660-1830, (UK: Ashgate, 2013).
“From the Female Gothic to a Feminist Theory of History: Ann Radcliffe and the
Scottish Enlightenment.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 50.
1 (2009). (in a special issue entitled The Future of Feminist Theory)
“‘Far Other Times Are These’: The Bluestockings in the Time of Ossian.” Tulsa Studies in
Women’s Literature, 27.1 (Spring 2008): 39-62.