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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
  • History of the book
  • World War I and print culture
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Women’s literature and Feminist literary theory

Publications

Monograph

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

Reviewed:

  • The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 55.2-3 (2014): 301-305.
  • 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.

Refereed 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, Katie, 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 65 (2011): 761-773.

“Cottage Industry: The Ladies of Llangollen and the Symbolic Capital of the Cottage Ornée.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 51.1-2 (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 20.2 (Winter 2007-8): 151-176.

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

Book Chapter

“Gothic and the Architectural Imagination, 1740-1840.” The Gothic World, ed. Glennis Byron and Dale Towshend. London: Routledge, 2014: 85-97. Rpt. in Routledge Historical Resources: Romanticism, ed. Duncan Wu, John Strachan, and Jane Moore. Forthcoming, 2019.

  • Collection reviewed: Choice, July 2014. “Summing Up: Essential.”

Journal Issue Edited

With Michelle Faubert. Special issue of Literature Compass on “Romanticism and Suicide.” Literature Compass 12.12 (2015).

Encyclopedia Entries

Forthcoming. Entries on Phebe Gibbes’s Friendship in a Nunnery; The Fruitless Repentance; Hartly House, Calcutta; and The Life and Adventures of Francis Clive. The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

“Architecture.” Wiley/Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, ed. Gary Day and Jack Lynch. 1519 words. Blackwell Publishing, 2015: 58-60.

“Phebe Gibbes.” Wiley/Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, ed. Gary Day and Jack Lynch. 998 words. Blackwell Publishing, 2015: 535-36.

Book Reviews

Review of Mark Purcell’s The Country House Library. In Journal of British Studies 57.3 (June 2018): 664-65.

Review of Kelly McGuire’s Dying to be British: Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721-1814. In  Eighteenth-Century Fiction 27.1 (Fall 2014): 163-66.

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 (November 2013): 116-118.

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

Contributions

“Case Study” for Teaching with a Global Perspective: Practical Strategies from Course Design to Assessment, by Dawn Bikowski and Talinn Phillips. Routledge, 2019: 137-138.

Conferences

“Margin of Error: Memory, Modernity, and the First World War.” Modernist Studies Association.         Columbus, OH, November 2018.

“Assembling John Clare: Manuscript, Memory, and the First World War.” The International Conference on Romanticism. Greenville, SC, October 2018.

“‘This Bomb Under My Monument’”: Memory and Resistance in World War I Autobiography.” Annual conference of “The Space Between” Society. University of Northern Colorado, June 2018.

“Rescuing Romanticism: Edmund Blunden’s Campaign to Preserve the Nineteenth-Century Book.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Ottawa, CA, August 2017.

“Mary Robinson’s Memoirs, Regenerated.” 18th and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. June 2017.

“‘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.

“Romantic Populism and Suicide: The Case of Castlereagh.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Winnipeg, Canada, August 2015.

“‘Bringing Them Home’: Book Collecting, the Great War, and the Organization of the Romantic Canon.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Washington, D.C., July 2014.

“Spectral Evidence: Ballyshannon’s ‘Radiant Boy’ and the Fate of Irish Independence.” North American Victorian Studies Association. Pasadena, CA, October 2013.

“The Ties that Bind: Romancing Suicide in Sydney Owenson’s The Missionary.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Boston, MA, August 2013. Also session organizer and co-chair: “Romanticism and Female Suicide.”

Invited Talks

Organizer and interviewer, Authors@Alden with John Greening. Discussion with poet and editor of Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War. Alden Library, November 8, 2018.

Organizer and panelist, “Frankenstein at 200.” Panel discussion of Shelley’s novel and screening of Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein. Athena Cinema, February 15, 2018.

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

“Suicide, Radicalism, and Romantic Print Culture.” Georgia Colloquium in 18th and 19th-Century Literature, University of Georgia, April 7, 2011.

Fellowships, Honors and Awards

2017 College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Research Fund Award, Ohio University, $1635.60.

2017 Distinguished Mentor Award, Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University.

2016 College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Research Fund Award, Ohio University, $3000.

2014-15 Fellowship, Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas, $3000 (one-month tenure). “Edmund Blunden: Poet and Bibliophile.”

2013 College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Research Fund Award, Ohio University, $1879.00.

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.

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. Dr. Stephen Behrendt, director. Seminar topic: “Genre, Dialogue, and Community in British Romanticism.”

2002 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, University of Pennsylvania. Drs. Lee Cassanelli and Brian Spooner, directors. Institute topic: “The Indian Ocean, Cradle of Globalization.”

2000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California (three-month tenure).

Professional Developments

Organizer (with Joseph McLaughlin and Miriam Intrator): Faculty Learning Community on “Teaching Book and Print History Across the Disciplines.” Ohio University, Fall & Spring, 2018-19.

Organizer: Ping Center for the Humanities Summer Institute on “Remembering the Great War.” Ohio University, June 13-15, 2018.

Organizer (with Joseph McLaughlin and Miriam Intrator): Ping Center for the Humanities Summer Institute on “Book History from Gutenberg to Google.” Ohio University, June 14-16, 2017.

Participant: Bruning Teaching Academy. Ohio University, Fall & Spring, 2018-19.

Participant, THAT Camp (The Humanities and Technology Camp). Ohio University, September 21-22, 2018.

Participant, THAT Camp (The Humanities and Technology Camp). Marshall University, March 31, 2018.

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; 2015-2016.

Participant: “Teaching the History of the Book.” Led by Michael F. Suarez. Rare Book School, University of Virginia. June 10-14, 2013.

Participant: “Romanticism & Digital Humanities Pre-Conference Workshop.” Led by Neil Fraistat.        North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Neuchatel, Switzerland. Aug. 15, 2012.

Community Service

Reading group discussion leader: “Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.” Athens Public Library, June 1, 8, & 15, 2017.

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: Frankenstein and Feminist Medical Ethics (online).
  • ENG 3060J, Women and Writing. Topic: “Twisted Sisters”: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Its “Hideous Progeny.”
  • ENG 3060J, Women and Writing. Topic: “‘burning down the house’: Jane Eyre, Bertha Mason, and a Women’s Literary Tradition.”
  • ENG 3130, English Literature, 1660-1800. Topic: “British Radicalism in the 1790s.”
  • ENG 3140, English Literature: 1800-1900. Topic: “Romanticism and War.”
  • ENG 3140, English Literature: 1800-1900. Topic: “‘A new world of gods and monsters’: Discovery and Disillusion in British Literature, 1818-1928.”
  • ENG 3250, Women and Literature. Topic: “‘truth[s] universally acknowledged’: Jane Austen in Her Time and In Ours.”
  • ENG 3490, History of Books and Printing.
  • ENG 3970T, Specialized Honors Tutorial. Topic: Feminist Science Fiction.
  • ENG 4600, Topics in English Studies. 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 5230, MAE Online: Graduate Seminar in Romanticism. Topic: “Lyrics, Ballads, and Tales: Form and Feeling in British Romantic Poetry.”
  • ENG 5230/7230, Graduate Seminar in Romanticism. Topic: “Romancing Romantic Books: Authors, Readers, Collectors, Scholars.”
  • ENG 5700/7730, Graduate Seminar in Romanticism. Topic: “Romanticism and Suicide.”
  • ENG 5700/7730, Graduate Seminar in Romanticism. Topic: “Romanticism and War.”
  • ENG 5700/7730, Graduate Seminar in Romanticism. Topic: “‘Mad, bad, and dangerous to know’: Byron, the Shelleys, and Their Circle.”
  • ENG 5700/7730, Graduate Seminar in Romanticism. Topic: “Fighting Words: British Radicalism, 1785-1805.”
  • ENG 5850, History of Books and Printing.
  • ENG 5900, Directed Reading. Topic: British Women Novelists, 1788-1826.
  • ENG 5950, Introduction to English Studies.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • WGSS 1000, Introduction to Women’s Studies.
  • WGSS 2000, Issues in Feminism. Topic: “Manifesto!”
  • WGSS 2000, Issues in Feminism. Topic: “Women and War: A Feminist Inquiry.”
  • WGSS 2000, Issues in Feminism. Topic: “Gender, Sexuality, and the Postmodern.”
  • WGSS 4600/5600, Gender, Sexuality, and Culture.
  • WGSS 5900, Special Topics. Topic: “Feminist & Queer Studies and Professionalization.”

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