JoEllen DeLucia, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor of English
E-mail: deluc1jm@cmich.edu

 

About

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. 


Select Publications

Monograph

A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress,​
           1759-1820. Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

"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.