Miriam L. Wallace
Professor of English
Teaching at New College since 1995
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In 2002 she was awarded an NEH College Teacher Fellowship for her book Revolutionary Subjects in the English “Jacobin” Novel, 1790-1805, which examined the evolving citizen-subject in late eighteenth-century radical novels (Bucknell, 2009). Her edition of two novels for classroom instruction—Mary Hays’s 1796 Memoirs of Emma Courtney and Amelia Alderson Opie’s 1804 Adeline Mowbray—was published in 2004. Professor Wallace is currently working on particular examples of legal or criminal speech and writing in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth century, including riots, treason trials, oaths and test acts. She was selected as a Lewis Walpole Library Fellow for her project on “Illustrating Speech: Depicting Professional, Popular, and Illicit Speaking,” which she will be researching during the 2012 summer.
Her regular course offerings include the “Rise” of the Novel in Britain, Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Romanticism and Revolution in the English Novel, Law and Literature: Rhetoric in Action (writing intensive), Home and Empire: Victorian Literature, Haunted by the Victorians: British Modernist Fictions, Critical Theory in the U.S., and Anglophone Feminist Theory. With Professor Van Tuyl (French), she won the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Shirley Bill Teaching Award for a co-taught course on “The French Revolution in the Cultural Imagination” in 1997. Professor Wallace continues to publish on teaching and pedagogical issues; in 2008 she co-edited a special issue of the journal Romantic Pedagogy Circles on “Novel Prospects: Teaching the Romantic-era Novel” with Patricia Matthew (Montclair University).
“Thomas Holcroft and the Gordon Riots: Romantic Revisionings.” In The Gordon Riots: Politics, Culture, and Insurrection in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain. Eds. Ian Haywood and John Seed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 163–180.
Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing Enlightenment: British Fiction 1750-1830. Ed. Miriam L. Wallace. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate. 2009.
“Discovering the Political Traveler: Wollstonecraft’s Letters (1796) and Holcroft’s Travels (1804). Journeys 12.1 (June 2011): 1–21.
“Writing Law and Speaking Justice in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain.” ELN Special Issue: Juris-Dictions Ed. Nan Goodman. 48.2 (2010): 27–35.
“Thinking Back Through Our Others: Rereading Sterne and Resisting Joyce in The Waves.” Woolf Studies Annual Special Issue: Woolf and Literary History Eds. Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford. 9 (2003): 193-220.