Author Biography

Carol White is an assistant professor of History at Clayton State University. Kathryn Pratt Russell is an associate professor of English at Clayton State University.


In this essay, we present a twofold version of the first team-taught course on the eighteenth century designed by faculty at Clayton State University who plan to develop and teach this course again in the near future. We hope that our explanation of the original course and our projected future version of the course will be useful to scholars who teach in the eighteenth century, as well as to specialists in other historical periods who wish to plan revisions of courses to make them more reflective of current scholarship in gender studies. Authors taught in this course include Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Denis Diderot, Helen Maria Williams, and others.


Enlightenment, Franklin, Voltaire, Diderot, Helen Maria Williams, Burke