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Innovative Courses

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Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 17



The Cult of Celebrity: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Shirley Tung, Department of English, Kansas State University



Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa and the #metoo Eighteenth Century

Celia Barnes, Department of English, Lawrence University

Keywords: British literature; Novel; Richardson; Gender studies, Epistolarity; Writing assignments

From Classroom to Coffee-house: An Immersive Model for Teaching the 18th Century

Cecilia Feilla, Department of English and World Literatures, Marymount Manhattan College

Keywords: British literature; Periodical press; Material culture studies; Orientalism; Gender; Visual culture; Immersive pedagogy; Place-based learning. 

Jane Austen and the Civic Commons

Juliette Paul, Department of Literature & Languages, Christian Brothers University


Haunted by History: The Deep Eighteenth Century

Mattie Burkert, Utah State University

Keywords: British literature, American literature, Omeka, digital humanities, public humanities, archival research, multimodal writing assignments

Topics in Drama: The Trans Eighteenth Century

Fiona Ritchie, McGill University

Keywords: British literature, theater history, cross-dressing, gender, trans, podcasting

Rachel Seiler-Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Encrypting Romanticism”


Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 16



Enlightenment Impartiality in the Age of Trump

Anna Foy, University of Alabama in Huntsville


Aaron Santesso, Georgia Tech, “Enlightenment Technologies of Communication”

Colleen Taylor, Boston College, “Queens, Cathleens and Wild Irish Girls: Women in Irish Literature before 1900”



Kevin Bourque, “Enlightenment Appetites”

Deirdre Loughridge, “Eighteenth-Century Origins”

Robin Runia, “Writing Women and Race”


Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design,  Volume 15



Catherine Ingrassia, “Cultures of Captivity in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Kailan Rubinoff, “Music and the Grand Tour”

Jane Wessel and Matthew J. Kinservik, “Making Shakespeare”



Michael Gavin, “Modeling Literary History: Quantitative Approaches to the Enlightenment”

Estelle Joubert, “Music in the Global Eighteenth Century: A New Course Proposal”

Sean Silver, “The Novel and the Museum”

Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 14


Peggy Schaller Elliott, "Teaching Modern Strategies through Early Modern Fairy Tales"

Courtney Weiss Smith, "Science and/as Literature in Early Modern England"

Steven Thomas, "Pirates, Puritans, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World"


Gillian Paku, "Authorial Identity: What's in a Name?"
Marvin Lansverk, "Storytelling the Eighteenth Century: Novelists, Narratives, and the Rise of the Novel"


Popular Entertainment in the Long Eighteenth Century
Fiona Ritchie and Thomas Fish

Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 13


Susan Lanser and Jane Kamensky, "London in the Long Eighteenth-Century: People, Culture, City"
Janie Vanpee, "Re-Membering Marie Antoinette"
Zach Hutchins, "American Love Letters"


Richard Bell, University of Maryland, “Pursuits of Happiness: Ordinary Lives in the American Revolution”
Roger Schmidt, Idaho State University, “How to Forge a Jane Austen Manuscript”
Katharine Hamerton, Columbia College, Chicago, “Taste and Consumption in French History”
Honorable Mention: Mary Trouille, “The Eighteenth-Century on Film”

Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 12


Paula Loscocco, "Special Victims"
Nicholas D. Nace, "Pamela and Lolita"
Pascale Rihouet, "Eighteenth-Century French Art"


David A. Brewer, "Novelistic Markets and Pleasure"
Sarah Day-O'Connell, “Listening to Music In/Of the Eighteenth Century: Destablizing the Survey, Grounding the Topic Course"
Kathryn Lowerre, “Music in London during the 'Long' Eighteenth-Century, 1660-1814"

Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 11


Rachel Crawford, “Teaching Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Cartography” 
Christine Jones, “Dramatis Personae: An Online Performance Archive”
Clorinda Donato, Tim Keirn, and Norbert Schürer, “The Global Eighteenth Century”


John Patrick Greene, "Discovering the Exotic in the Eighteenth Century"
Andrew Hottle, "The Adventures of an Eighteenth-Century Woman"
Christine Lupton, "Everyday Life and the Eighteenth Century"

Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 10


Anthony Krupp, “Philosophies of Childhood in the Eighteenth-Century” 
Cameron McFarlane and Lisa Zeitz, “Performing the Past: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Dramas” 
Amy Witherbee, “Hogarth’s Eighteenth Century”


Amy Wolf, Canisius College, “The Coffeehouse Culture of Eighteenth-Century England” 
Dena Goodman, University of Michigan, “The French Enlightenment” 
Jennifer Frangos and Cristobal Silva, “Transatlantic Eighteenth Century (England and the New

World/America and the Old World)”

Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Innovative Course Design, Volume 9

Cynthia Klekar, “Fictions of the Gift: Generosity and Obligation in Eighteenth-Century English Literature”
Carrie Hintz, “Nell Gwyn and Restoration Culture”
Elizabeth Child, “Eighteenth-Century Studies and Brit Lit Survey: A Course Proposal”

Carole Martin, "From Court to Street in Eighteenth-Century France"
Jane Milling and Cynthia Richards, "The World Wide Web: Untangling Transatlantic Connections in the Work of Aphra Behn"
Steve Newman, "The Textual City: London and Philadelphia in Literature from the Great Fire to the Present"

Heidi Bostic, "Gendered Declarations in French Revolutionary Culture"
Cheryl Nixon, "Orphans, Wards, and Lost Children: Eighteenth-Century Facts and Fiction"
Nancy November, "Re-Voicing the Canon: 'Voice' in Eighteenth-Century Musical Thought"

2000 and 2001: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 8

Michael Burden, "Opera on the Stage in London, 1700-1800"
Shari Evans and Mary Rooks, "No Place Like Home?: The Politics of Home-spaces in the Eighteenth Century Premise"
Mary Trouille, "Marriage and Domestic Violence in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Society"

James E. Evans, "An Inclusive Cultural History of Early Eighteenth-Century British Literature"
Jenn Fishman, "Stage and Page: Theater and the Novel in Eighteenth- Century Literary Culture"
Lisa M. Zeitz, " Landscape and Nation in Eighteenth-Century Britain"

1998 and 1999: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 7

Lisa Berglund, Connecticut College, "Samuel Johnson and the Eighteenth-Century Reader"
Richard Frohock, "America in British Consciousness, 1660-1750"
Elizabeth Teare, "Knaves and Fools: History, Satire, and the Rise of the Novel"

Astrida Tantillo, "Creating Nature: German Science, Literature, and Philosophy"
Jennifer Thorn, "Eighteenth-Century British Orientalism"
Maureen Harkin, "Women and the Visual Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain"

1996: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 6

Barbara Ching and Kay Easson, "Discerning Taste"
Jon O'Brien, "Grub Street: The Literary and the Literatory in Eighteenth-Century Britain"
Miriam L. Wallace and Jocelyn van Tuyl, "The French Revolution in the Cultural Imagination: Eighteenth-Century France and Britain"

1995: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 5

Patricia Cleary and Elizabeth Young, "Women in England and America, 1688-1800"
Michael J. Conlon, "Literature and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England"
Jane Girdham, "Musical Life in the Late Eighteenth Century"

1994 (Not Awarded)

1993: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 4

Joan Gundersen and Madeleine Marshall, "The Transatlantic Conversation, 1650-1776"
Susan Sage Heinzelman, "Legal Facts and Feminist Fictions: Laws of Evidence and Women's Writing 1688-1760"
Cheryl Lambert, "The Role of the Scientist and the Role of the Reader: Science and Literature in the Eighteenth Century"

1992 (Not Awarded)

1991: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 3

Beth Fowkes Tobin, "The Representation of Poverty in England, 1730-1830"
Wendy Furman and Paula Radisich, "The Pursuit of Happiness/Vanity of Human Wishes. A Pair of Courses"
Peter V. Conroy, Jr., "History, Comedy, Tragedy: The Enlightenment Novel"

1989-1990 (No Award Given)

1988: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 2

Jill Campbell, "Problems of Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century Literature"
Margaret Darrow, Virginia Swain, and Susanne Zantop, "Rights and Rebels: The Roots of Individualism"
Daniel E. Williams, "Early American Prose Narratives: A Course Proposal"

1987: Teaching the Eighteenth Century, Volume 1

Cynthia L. Caywood, "Beyond Tokenism: Including Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Courses"
Nelson Hilton, "Blake Rouses the Faculties"
Lance Wilcox, "The Age of Tormented Reason"

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