Mme de Pompadour, by Boucher (1756)
ECS at U of S Steering Committee
Moishe Black (French, emeritus)
has recently been working on Diderot and Lucretius as well as other
eighteenth-century topics. Two Diderot articles have appeared in
Diderot Studies, while a third is forthcoming from the same
journal. A piece on Voltaire came out in 1999 in the professional
magazine Le Français dans le monde, and a conference
paper on Rousseau is now in print in Pensée libre.
Two book reviews can be found in the 2003 volume of The Structurist,
and two translations have been released by George Braziller Publishers,
New York: of Erik Orsesma's biography of André Le Nôtre
(2001), and of Chantal Thomas' novel, Farewell, My Queen
Gordon DesBrisay (History)
studies seventeenth-century Britain, especially Scottish urban social
history and women's history. His current research includes work
on Quakerism, autobiographical writing, religious persecution and
toleration, and civic authority and godly discipline.
Peter Hynes (English), has
a background in comparative literature, with particular interests
in the epistolary novel, sentimental drama, and the work of Jean-Jacques
Rousseau. He has published articles on Richardson, on Voltaire's
comedies, and on Wycherley. His current writing includes essays
on Lillo and Steele.
(English) has published an edition of Jane Austen's Sense and
Sensibility with Broadview Press. She has an article in
Studies in the Novel on Jane Austen's The Watsons and
two papers in Persuasions: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society
of North America. She has given conference papers on Austen;
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea; and Edmund Spenser. Her research
concerns primarily literature by women of the later 18th century,
specifically Jane Austen, Hannah Cowley, Frances Burney, Elizabeth
Carter, Catherine Talbot, and Elizabeth Inchbald. As part of a collective,
she helped to produce the second edition of Thinking It Through:
A Practical Guide to Academic Essay Writing (Academic Skills
Centre, Trent University,1989).
(Political Studies, Emeritus) is interested in political philosophy, including the political thought
Nancy Senior (Languages
& Linguistics) has published on Voltaire, on Rousseau, on angels,
and on the teaching of reading and spelling reform in eighteenth-century
France. She is also interested in translation studies.
Lisa Smith (History) studies
illness and healing in England and France (ca. 1650-1789). Her research
interests include gender, doctor-patient relationships, bodily experience,
religion and therapeutics.
Alex Sokalski (Languages
& Linguistics) has recently edited the Contes of Boufflers.
He also takes an interest in French comic theatre, short fiction,
women novelists, and book production in the eighteenth century.
Ray Stephanson (English)
has written articles on Elizabethan fiction, Defoe, Fielding, Richardson,
Smollett, Pope, and male friendship in the eighteenth century. Research
interests include the histories of medicine, sexuality, law, and
the marketplace of letters. His book, The Yard of Wit: Male Creativity
and Sexuality, 1650-1750, was published by University of Pennsylvania
Press in January 2004. See www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/13979.html
for details. His current research project is a study of Alexander
Larry Stewart (History),
specializes in the history of science in the 17th and 18th centuries.
His most recent book is The Rise of Public Science: Rhetoric,
Technology, and Natural Philosophy in Newtonian Britain, published
by Cambridge University Press.
Lisa Vargo (English) studies
late 18th-century and early 19th-century British poets, especially
the Byron-Shelley circle and women writers. Her edition of Mary
Shelley's Lodore is published by the Broadview Press Literary
Texts Series. An on-line review of the edition can be read on Romanticism
on the Net. She is co-editor with Allison Muri of The
Anna Letitia Barbauld Web Page and Barbauld, Poems
(1773). Her edition of Mary Shelley's Lives of the Most Eminent
Writers of Spain and Portugal for Pickering and Chatto (www.pickeringchatto.com/literarylives.htm)
was published in 2002. Her current project is an edition of Thomas
Love Peacock's Nightmare Abbey. Home page: duke.usask.ca/~vargo.