Author Biography

Claudia Thomas Kairoff is a Professor of English at Wake Forest University, where she has taught since 1986. She is the author of Alexander Pope and His Eighteenth-Century Women Readers and co-editor, with Catherine Ingrassia, of “More Solid Learning”: New Perspectives on Alexander Pope’s Dunciad. Her monograph entitled Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press, and she is co-editing, with Jennifer Keith, The Works of Anne Finch for Cambridge University Press.


1790s, Anna Seward, Charlotte Smith, Romanticism, sensibility, sonnet, women's poetry