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Elizabeth Dillon

Professor of English, Co-Director of the NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks
617.373.4544
education Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Mailing address 405 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Biography

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is a professor of English and co-director of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University. She teaches courses in the fields of early American literature, transatlantic print culture, and Atlantic theatre and performance. She is the author of The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004), which won the Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication in the Humanities at Yale University. She has published widely in journals on topics from aesthetics, to the novel in the early Atlantic world, to Barbary pirates. She is the co-director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College and the former the chair of the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association and. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Early American Literature, American Literature, and PMLA. Her new book, New World Drama: Liberty, Slavery, and the Atlantic Public Sphere, 1649-1849, is forthcoming from Duke University Press and she is co-editing, with Michael Drexler, a volume of essays on early American culture and the Haitian Revolution.

Selected Publications

The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004)

Currently completing the manuscript for New World Drama: Theatre of the Atlantic, 1660-1850 that will be published by Duke University Press

Co-editing, with Michael Drexler, a volume of essays on early American culture and the Haitian Revolution

Selected Honors & Awards

Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication in the Humanities at Yale University in 2003; Society of Early Americanists Essay Prize in 2005.