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Profile: Geremy Carnes

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

British literature of the long eighteenth century; Romantic and Gothic literature; Restoration drama; British Catholic literature; literature of religion and sectarianism; literature of British imperial expansion; travel writing; theories of nationalism and empire

Publications

“‘Let not religion be named between us’: Catholic Struggle and the Religious Context of Feminism in A Simple Story” (The Eighteenth-Century Novel, forthcoming)

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I earned my Ph.D. in English from Michigan in August 2012, after completing my dissertation, "The Persistence of Catholicism: How Eighteenth-Century English Writers Imagined a Minority Religious Community." As the title suggests, my research focuses on British literature and history of the long eighteenth century, with a specialization in literature written by or about English Catholics. My work challenges prevailing narratives which attribute major developments in early modern British literature to a distinctly Protestant theology or culture, and which treat the English Catholic community as intellectually and culturally moribund.

I hold a part-time position with the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). My work with this organization in the past year has contributed to my growing interest in digital projects in the humanities.

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