Emily AndersonAssociate Professor of English
Phone: (213) 740-3744
Office: THH 402J
I work on a range of eighteenth-century topics and figures, including the eighteenth-century novel, drama, and connections between them; actors, actresses, playwrights, and the emergent celebrity culture of eighteenth-century theater; and the impact of theatrical performance on debates about personal identity, literary and cultural memory, and the fact / fiction divide. I have a specific interest in the professional anxieties faced by authors (and actors), and in my first monograph, I explored this interest by focusing on eighteenth-century women novelists who also worked on or for the stage. Most broadly, my research interests include the literature and culture of eighteenth-century England, the historical reception of literary genres, and individual and cultural attitudes toward authorship and memorialization.
- A.B. , Dartmouth College
- Ph.D. , Yale University, 12/2004
- Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 05/01/2010-
- Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 08/15/2004-05/01/2010
- Anderson, E. H. (2009). Eighteenth-Century Authorship and the Play of Fiction: Novels and the Theater, Haywood to Austen. NY: NY: Routledge. Link to book description on the Routledge website
- Anderson, E. H. (2013). Aphra Behn and the Problem of Teaching Novelty. Approaches to Teaching Oroonoko pp. 181-186. NY: NY: MLA. Link to publication on MLA website
- Anderson, E. H. (2010). She Stoops to Stratagem: A Comparative Approach to Eighteenth-Century Comedy, in Approaches to Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. (Vol. December 2010). New York: MLA. MLA Bookstore
- Anderson, E. H. (2013). "Female Models": Review of Caroline Franklin's *The Female Romantics* and Brenda Weber's *Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century*. Times Literary Supplement.
- Anderson, E. H. (2012). "Protestantism and Its Discontents," Review of Allison Conway's _The Protestant Whore: Courtesan Narrative and Religious Controversy in England, 1680-1750_. Novel: A Forum on Fiction / Duke UP. pp. 111-115.
- Anderson, E. H. (2011). "Further Letters of Joanna Baillie". Review 19. Review 19: An Online Review of New Books on English and American Literature of of the 19th Century
- Anderson, E. H. (2011). "Finding the Plot," Review of Jesse Molesworth's _Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel_. Times Literary Supplement.
- Anderson, E. H. (2011). Toni Bowers's _Force or Fraud?: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760_. Times Literary Supplement.
- Anderson, E. H. (2011). "Theatrical Women," Review of Nora Nachumi's Acting Like a Lady: British Women Novelists and the Eighteenth-Century Theater". The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Theatrical Women
- Anderson, E. H. (2011). Children's Fiction, 1765-1808; ed. Anne Markey. Times Literary Supplement.
- Anderson, E. H. (2010). Who were the Bluestockings?. Times Literary Supplement. The Sunday Times
- Anderson, E. H. (2006). Review of Betty Schellenberg's _The Professionalization of Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Britain_. Huntington Library Quarterly/Huntington Library. pp. 685-90.
- Anderson, E. H. (2013). Why We Do (Or Don't) Argue About the Way We Read. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Vol. 54 (1), pp. 125-128.
- Anderson, E. H. (2013). "Self-Citations in Maria Edgeworth's _Helen_". Studies in English Literature. Vol. 52.4 (Autumn 2012), pp. 797-818.
- Anderson, E. H. (2011). "Celebrity Shylock". PMLA. Vol. 126.4 (October 2011), pp. 935-949.
- Anderson, E. H. (2011). Teaching the Teachings of the Stage: A Graduate Seminar in Restoration to Romantic Drama. Romantic Circles: Pedagogy Commons. Teaching the Teachings of the Stage
- Anderson, E. H. (2010). A Shakespearean Character on the 18th-c Stage: Recognizing Perdita. Literature Compass / Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 7.4 (2010), pp. 266-280. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123338360/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
- Anderson, E. H. (2009). Autobiographical Interpolations in Maria Edgeworth's Harrington. ELH / Johns Hopkins University Press. Vol. 76.1 (Spring 2009), pp. 1-18.
- Anderson, E. H. (2007). Novelty in Novels: A Look at What's New in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko. Studies in the Novel/University of North Texas UP. Vol. 39.1 (Spring 2007), pp. 1-16.
- Anderson, E. H. (2006). Revising Theatrical Conventions in A Simple Story: Elizabeth Inchbald's Ambiguous Performance. Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies/Florida State UP. Vol. 6.1(2006), pp. 5-30.
- Anderson, E. H. (2005). Staged Insensibility in Burney's Cecilia, Camilla, and The Wanderer: How a Playwright Writes Novels. Eighteenth-Century Fiction/McMaster University. Vol. 17.4 (July 2005), pp. 629-48.
- Anderson, E. H. (2005). Performing the Passions in Eliza Haywood's Fantomina and Miss Betsy Thoughtless. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation/Texas Tech UP. Vol. 46.1 (Summer 2005), pp. 1-15.
- USC Provost's Award for Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012-2013
- USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2009-2010
- USC Provost's Award for Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2007-2008
- USC Parents' Association Teaching and Mentoring Award, Fall 2007
- British Academy Travel Grant, 2005
- Huntington Library Research Fellowship Recipient, Mellon Match Fellow, 2005
- USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, General Education Teaching Award, Category V, Spring 2005
- Hemlow Prize for best new scholarship on Frances Burney, Burney Society, 2004
- Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanitistic Studies, 1999-2000
- Director of Graduate Studies, English Department, 2012-2013
- Organizer, Long 18th-Century Seminar at the Huntington, Huntington Library, In cooperation with Felicity Nussbaum at UCLA, and under the auspices of the USC Early Modern Studies Institute, I run a year-long seminar in eighteenth-century studies at the Huntington Library. For more information, see https://dornsife.usc.edu/emsi/long-18th-century-2013/, 2006-
- American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2000-
- Modern Language Association, 2000-
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