Author Biography

Heather Heckman-McKenna is a PhD Candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her dissertation, Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Subversive Female Body, argues that bodily actions of sensibility (i.e. feminized actions, such as crying, trembling, and fainting) were employed to subversive effect by women writers of the eighteenth century. This work is supported by an original database titled the Eighteenth-Century Subversive Body.


A review of Placing Charlotte Smith edited by Elizabeth A. Dolan and Jacqueline M. Labbe, written by Heather Heckman-McKenna