Chair and Professor of English; Co-Director, NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks
University of California, Berkeley
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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, was published by Duke University Press in 2014 and she is co-editing, with Michael Drexler, a volume of essays on early American culture and the Haitian Revolution.
- New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849 (Duke University Press, 2014)
- The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004)
- Co-editing, with Michael Drexler, a volume of essays on early American culture and the Haitian Revolution
Awards and Honors
- Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication in the Humanities at Yale University in 2003
- Society of Early Americanists Essay Prize in 2005.