Restoration & Eighteenth Century




Natalie Rose Thompson is a PhD student who studies eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature; space, place, and recursive movement in British novels; feminist narrative theories; intertextuality and rewriting; and gender and sexuality theory. She is currently working on a dissertation tentatively entitled “Liminal Domesticity: Returning to the Threshold in the Nineteenth-Century Novel.” Natalie is originally from Austin, Texas, and loves Austin breakfast tacos and Austen juvenilia.


1995–99:  D.Phil. in English Literature, Oxford University.
1994–95:  M.St. in English Literature, Oxford University.
1993–94:  Th.M. [with distinction], Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge MA.
1990–93:  M.Div. [with distinction], Weston Jesuit School of Theology.
1987–88:  philosophical studies: prolegomenon to theology, Fordham University.


Brad Pasanek is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. He is the author of Metaphors of Mind, A Dictionary, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2015. His overlapping areas of study include eighteenth-century literature, the digital humanities, and poetry and poetics. His research, teaching, and advising focus on literary form and intellectual history, with a developing interest in critical making and fabrication (laser cutters and 3D printing). He's at work on a new book about Josephine Miles and the pre-digital digital humanities.



Ph.D. Chicago, 1992
M.A. Chicago, 1987
M.A. Northwestern (Phil.), 1983
B.A. St. Olaf College, 1981



My written work has focused on the relationship between literary and other social forms in the long eighteenth century in Britain. In my book Harlequin Britain, I explore the relationship between pantomime entertainments--the most popular form of theatrical performance in the period--and the public sphere.
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