Kathleen Lubey is Associate Professor of English as St. John’s University. Her research and teaching interests include the literature, philosophy, and culture of eighteenth-century Britain, sexuality and gender studies, feminist theory, the history of pornography, and theories of the novel and literary form. Her book Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760 (Bucknell 2012) examines the relationship between sexual representation and discourses on morality, aesthetics, and reading in a broad range of eighteenth-century texts. Currently, she is at work on three projects: a book on the long history of pornography from eighteenth-century narrative to the twenty-first century digital file; a study of marginalia and early feminist thought in eighteenth-century England; and a special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, co-edited with Rebecca Tierney-Hynes (Waterloo), on “The Novel as Theory.” Journals that have published her work include ELH, differences, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. She has been awarded research fellowships from the University of Pennsylvania and St. John’s University as well as the Huntington, Clark, Beinecke, and Chawton House Libraries. She is also the chairperson of the Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture.
Supported by the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life & The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University