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Sharon Setzer


Department of English

Tompkins Hall 233

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Research Publications

Recent Publications

 The Works of Mary Robinson, Vol. 8 (drama, non-fiction prose, and unfinished novel Jasper), co-edited with William D. Brewer. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.

The Works of Mary Robinson, Vol. 3 (Angelina. A Novel). London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009.

‘“Original Letters of the Celebrated Mrs. Mary Robinson,’” Philological Quarterly 88 (2009): 305-35.

“The Gothic Structure of Mary Robinson’s Memoirs,” chapter in Romantic Autobiography in England, ed. Eugene Stelzig. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009), 31-47.

“The Life Writing of Harriette Wilson: A Courtesan’s Byronic Self-Fashioning,” chapter in Women’s Life Writing, 1700-1850: Gender, Genre and Authorship, ed. Daniel Cook and Amy Culley, (UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 150-64.

“Heteroglossia in the Novels of Mary Robinson,” The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature, ed. Frederick Burwick, et. al. (London: Blackwell, 2012), 1141-9.


“The ‘Iron Bit’ of Custom: Tropes of Slavery in Caroline Norton’s ‘The Creole Girl.’” Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 2013.

“Haunting Landmarks and Literary Remains: Emmeline Fisher’s Lines on Silbury Hill.” Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference. Boulder, Colorado. June 7, 2012.

“Picturing Young Queen Victoria as the Lady in Milton’s Comus: The Ideological Designs of the Garden Pavilion at Buckingham Palace.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. Lexington, Kentucky. March 2012.

Work in Progress

Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson. Written by Herself, a modern edition under contract with Broadview Press

“Victoria’s Lost Pavilion: Reconstructing the Arts in Digital Space” (member of a collaborative DH project)


Ph.D. British Romanticism Duke University 1985

Area(s) of Expertise

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Art, Women Writers, Radical Culture of the 1790s