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Lynn Festa

Lynn Festa
Associate Director of Graduate Program and Associate Professor of English

36 Union Street | Room 108
College Avenue Campus

Office Hours: M 12-1pm and By Appointment

Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae
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"In my teaching, I try to give students a sense of what makes the eighteenth century exciting and relevant to our historical moment, but I also want them to see how deeply alien it was. This was a period whose technologies, belief systems, and social structures were completely unlike those that construct the modern world. Part of why I love teaching eighteenth century texts is because of that electric contact with a way of thinking that is so emphatically not our own. "

Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Yale University

Cross Cultural Contacts; Eighteenth Century Literature

Books

Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and  France

The  Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialisms and  Postcolonial Theory

Other Publications
      Awards and Distinctions Professional Memberships and Affiliations
      • Graduate Teaching Prize, Department of English, Graduate Student Association, University of Wisconsin, 2007
      • Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2005-6
      • James L. Clifford Prize, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2005-06
      • Co-Coordinator, Atlantic Studies Working Group, Center for Cultural Analysis, 2008-
      Other Information of Interest