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Nicole Reynolds

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Associate Professor

English
Ellis 355
reynoldn@ohio.edu
740-593-2797

Reynolds is an English and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies joint appointment.

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Education

Ph.D. English, University of Georgia, 2001.

Graduate Certificate of Achievement in Women's Studies, University of Georgia, 1997.

M. A. English, University of Connecticut, 1995.

B. A. English, Boston University, 1989, Cum Laude.

Scholarly Focus

  • British Romantic literature and culture
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Feminist theory

Publications

Books

Building Romanticism: Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010.

Building Romanticism @ UMP Reviewed: Forthcoming, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Keats-Shelley Journal 61 (2012): 142-144.

Eighteenth Century Fiction 25.1 (2012): 283-285. Victorian Studies 54.2 (2012): 319-321.

“Recent Studies in the Nineteenth Century.” SEL 51.4 (2011): 905-54 [918-19]. Times Literary Supplement (Aug. 19 and 26, 2011): 31-32.

Articles

“Suicide, Romance, and Imperial Rebellion: Sati and the Lucretia Story in Sydney Owenson’s The Missionary: An Indian Tale.” Special issue on “Romanticism and Suicide.” Literature Compass 12.12 (2015): 675-682. Web.

Co-authored with Michelle Faubert. “Introduction: Romanticism and Suicide.” Special issue on “Romanticism and Suicide.” Literature Compass 12.12 (2015): 641-651. Web.

Edwards, Kaite, Jessica Turchik, Tina Dardis, Nicole Reynolds, Christine Gidycz. “Rape Myths: History, Individual and Institutional-Level Presence, and Implications for Change.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research (February 12, 2011): n. pag. Web.

“Cottage Industry: The Ladies of Llangollen and the Symbolic Capital of the Cottage Ornee.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 51-2 (2010):211-227.

“The Literary Lives of Sir John Soane’s House-Museum.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 41 (2008): 39-74.

“Phebe Gibbes, Edmund Burke, and the Trials of Empire.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 20 (Winter 2007-8): 151-176.

“Boudoir Stories: A Novel History of a Room and Its Occupants.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 15 (2004): 103-130.

Journal Issue Edited

With Michelle Faubert. Special issue of Literature Compass on “Romanticism and Suicide.”

Book Chapter

“Gothic and the Architectural Imagination, 1740-1840.” The Gothic World, ed. Glennis Byron and Dale Towshend. London: Routledge, 2013: 85-97.

Encyclopedia Entries

Forthcoming. “Phebe Gibbes.” Wiley/Blackwell Encyclopaedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, ed. Bonnie Latimer and Norbert Schurer.  998 words.

Forthcoming.  “Architecture.” Wiley/Blackwell Encyclopaedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, ed. Bonnie Latimer and Norbert Schurer.  1519 words.

Book Reviews

Review of Richard Albright’s Writing the Past, Writing the Future: Time and Narrative in Gothic and Sensation Fiction. In Gothic Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Criticism, Theory, and Cultural Studies 15.2 (Nov. 2013): 116-118.

Review of Robert Miles’s Romantic Misfits. In Eighteenth-Century Fiction 23.2 (Winter 2010-11): 443-446.

Works in Progress

“Edmund Blunden: Poet and Bibliophile” (a series of articles on Romantic books and book culture, twentieth-century book collecting, and the study of Romanticism).

“Romanticism and Suicide: The Culture of Voluntary Death in Britain, 1770-1822” (monograph).

Conferences

“‘A burning deathless discontent’: Edmund Blunden, John Clare, and the Legacy of the Great War.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Berkeley, CA, August 2016.

“‘mark but the penning o’ it’: Paratextual Languages, Marginal Voices, and Idioms of Book-Love in Edmund Blunden’s Library.” SHARP: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Paris, France, July 2016.

“Editing Perdita: The Many Lives of Mary Robinson’s Memoirs.” 18th and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference, University of Georgia, June 2016. Also session organizer and chair: “The Scene of the Page: Bibliographic and Book-Historical Approaches to the History of British Women’s Writing, 1700-1900.”

“The Ghost and the Suicide: An Uncanny History of Irish Nationalism.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Asheville, North Carolina, March 2016.

Invited Talk

Panelist, "Hidden Mother: A Panel Discussion on Maternity, Representation and Labor." Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, March 17, 2016.

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Research Fund Award, $3,000.

Ohio University International Travel Fund Award, $750.

2014: Fellowship, The Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas (one-month tenure).

2012: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, $6,000. “Romanticism and Suicide: The Culture of Voluntary Death in Britain, 1770-1822.”

2010: Ohio University Research Committee Award, $7,289.  “Romanticism and Suicide: The Culture of Voluntary Death in Britain, 1770-1822.”

2010: “Sigma Superlative” Award for Best Professor, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Ohio University.

2007: Distinguished Mentor Award, Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University.

2005: Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, University of Nebraska.  Seminar Topic: “Genre, Dialogue, and Community in British Romanticism.”

2003: Colleges of Arts and Sciences Humanities Research Fund Award, Ohio University.

2002: Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, University of Pennsylvania. Institute Topic: “The Indian Ocean: Cradle of Globalization.”

2000: Fellowship, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (three-month tenure).

Professional Development

Participant, Book History Workshop. Texas A&M University. May 22-27, 2016.

Participant, “Global Education and Diverse Classrooms Faculty Learning Community,” led by Talinn Philips and Dawn Bikowski, Ohio University, 2014-15; 2015-16.

Community Service

Reading group discussion leader: “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” Athens Public Library, April 5, 12, & 19, 2016.

Reading group discussion leader: “Jane Eyre and Nineteenth-Century Feminism.” Athens Public Library, September 3, 10 & 17, 2015.

Courses Taught

English

  • ENG 3060J: Women and Writing, topic: "'burning down the house': Jane Eyre, Bertha Mason and a Women’s Literary Tradition."
  • ENG 3060J: Women and Writing, topic: "Twisted Sisters: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Novels and Their Twentieth-Century Counterparts."
  • ENG 2990T/3770T: Honors Tutorial, Eighteenth-Century English Literature, topic: "Sense, Sensibility, and Romanticism: The Cult of Feeling in Eighteenth-Century British Literature."
  • ENG 3140: English Literature 1800-1900, topic: "Enlightenment and its Discontents."
  • ENG 3140: English Literature 1800-1900, topic: "Romanticism and War."
  • ENG 3140: English Literature 1800-1900, topic: "Love, Loss, and Recovery in British Literature, 1798-1928."
  • ENG 3250: Women and Literature, topic:"'truth[s] universally acknowledged': Jane Austen in Her Time and in Ours."
  • ENG 4640: Major English Authors, topic: "Mary Wollstonecraft and her Circle."
  • ENG 5120/7730: Graduate Seminar in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, topic: "Jane Austen and Women's Literary Culture."
  • ENG 5700/7730: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "Fighting Words: British Radicalism, 1785-1805."
  • ENG 5700/7730: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "'Mad, bad, and dangerous to know': Byron, the Shelleys and their Circle."
  • ENG 5700/7730: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "Romanticism and War."
  • ENG 5700/7730: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "Romanticism and Suicide."
  • ENG 5700/7730: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "Romancing Romantic Books: Authors, Readers, Collectors, Scholars."

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

  • WGSS 1000: Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • WGSS 2000: Issues in Feminism, topic: "Sex, Gender, and the Postmodern."
  • WGSS 2000: Issues in Feminism, topic: "Women and War: Gender, Sexuality, and Global Militarism."
  • WGSS 4600/5600: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture.

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