Dr. Kathleen Lubey
B.A., Ithaca College
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Research Focus: Literature of the Long Eighteenth-Century; history of sexuality; feminist and queer theory; literary theory; theory of the novel
Dr. Lubey’s 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 Currently, she is at work on a new book project that inquires into the unpublished record of early English feminism in manuscript forms, including journals, letters, and marginalia. She has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, differences, and ELH(forthcoming), and has been awarded research fellowships from the University of Pennsylvania and the Huntington, Clark, and Beinecke Libraries.