Dr. Kathleen Lubey

Dr. Kathleen Lubey

Associate Professor

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 Currently, she is at work on a new book project that inquires into the unpublished record of early English feminism in manuscript forms, including journals, letters, and marginalia.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 StudiesEighteenth-Century Fictiondifferences, and ELH(forthcoming), and has been awarded research fellowships from the University of Pennsylvania and the Huntington, Clark, and Beinecke Libraries.