Chair: Michelle Lyons-McFarland

Michelle Lyons-McFarland is a doctoral candidate in the department of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Her dissertation, titled “Literary Objects in Eighteenth-Century British Literature,” focuses on the ways authors use objects during this period to highlight and subvert cultural and social boundaries. Her areas of specialization are Eighteenth-century British Literature, Material Culture, Gothic literature, and composition.

Co-Chair: Kristin Distel

Webmaster: Mallory Anne Porch

Mallory Anne Porch is a PhD Candidate at Auburn University, writing a dissertation that provides a corrective to narratives of the development of eighteenth-century British epistolary fiction.  She argues for the decentralization of Samuel Richardson within epistolary studies and the creation of a more inclusive literary history of epistolary fiction.