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Profile: Ruth M. McAdams

Title: Frederick Donald Sober Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer I
Ph.D., University of Michigan  2015
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2006; MPhil, University of Edinburgh, 2008

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

long 19thC British literature

Secondary Interests

travel writing, life writing, material textuality, Scottish lit


Peer Reviewed
“‘Ladies Scorn Dates!’: Women Life Writers Look Back on the Regency.” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Forthcoming, Spring 2016.
“Teaching Close Reading Skills in a Large Lecture Course.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 13.3 (2013): 505-535.
(Co-authored with Theresa Tinkle, Daphna Atias, and Cordelia Zukerman)

Under Review

“‘The Days of High-Waisted and Muslin-Gowned Women’: Clothing Napoleonic History in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair (1848) and Hardy’s The Trumpet-Major (1880)” [under review at NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction]
Shorter Pieces
“Review of The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650-1950, by Richard Maxwell.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal 37.3 (2015): 272-274.
“Book Use, Book Theory: 1500-1700. Online Exhibition.” SHARPNews 23.4 (2014): 6-7. (Exhibition review)
“Harriette Wilson’s Memoirs, or, The Sex Scandal as History.” The Female Spectator 18.2 (2014): 7. (Chawton House Library newsletter)
“‘War in Print’ Workshop at the University of Edinburgh.” Leipziger Jahrbuch zur Buchgeschichte. 18 (2009): 395-98. (Conference review)
“Publishing Abbotsford: Walter Scott’s Literary Legacy and the Abbotsford Edition of the Waverley Novels.” Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society 3 (2008): 12-37. Winner of the G. P. Johnston Prize in Scottish Book History and Bibliography.
“Imprentit: 500 Years of the Scottish Printed Word.” SHARPNews 18.1 (2009): 3. (Exhibition review)
“Ideas that Shaped the World: The John Murray Archive Exhibition, The National Library of Scotland.” SHARPNews 17.3 (2008): 4-5. (Exhibition review)

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