Author Biography

Marta Kvande is Associate Professor of English at Texas Tech University. She created the online database Restoration Printed Fiction; her current project traces how the novel used depictions of print culture and of manuscript culture to generate authority for itself as an emerging genre in the long eighteenth century.


Harriot Stuart is well worth teaching because it offers rich possibilities both for discussing literary forms such as heroic romance, epistolary form, and women’s narrative voices, and for investigating topics such the transatlantic experience, colonialism, and representations of Native Americans. Whether in a course focused specifically on Charlotte Lennox’s works or in a more broadly focused course in eighteenth-century fiction, Harriot Stuart can help students learn about the possibilities for women’s empowerment and about transatlantic and racial ideas during the period.


Teaching, Literature, Novel, Charlotte Lennox; Harriot Stuart