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Marie McAllister - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Marie McAllister Marie McAllister

Professor of English | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Professor of English in the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication






DTLT Today Episode 107: Marie McAllister




Marie E. McAllister, Professor of English, holds a Ph.D. (1988) in English literature from Princeton University and a B.A. (1982) in English from Yale University.

McAllister’s edition of the 1787-88 travel journal of Ann Flaxman, An Uninteresting Detail of a Journey to Rome, was recently published by Romantic Circles Electronic Editions. Her articles have been appeared in The Age of Johnson, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Life, The Eighteenth-Century Novel, Source: Notes on the History of Art , and various scholarly collections. She has presented more than 30 papers at scholarly conferences.

With her students, McAllister is the creator of Eighteenth-Century Audio, an archive of recorded poetry from 1660-1800.

McAllister is a past president and executive board member of the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS). In 2004, she received that organization’s Leland Peterson Award for professional service. She is a member of EC/ASECS, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Modern Language Association, the Aphra Behn Society, and the American Association of University Professors.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Eighteenth Century Literature


English Literature

Accomplishments (1)

Leland Peterson (professional)


Award for professional service.

Education (2)

Princeton University: Ph.D., English Literature 1988

Yale University: B.A., English 1982

Affiliations (5)

  • East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Modern Language Association
  • Aphra Behn Society

Media Appearances (1)

McAllister Publishes Scholarly Edition

Eagle Eye  online


Marie E. McAllister, Professor of English, has published a scholarly edition of Ann Flaxman’s An Uninteresting Detail of a Journey to Rome...

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Courses (3)

ENGL326 – Later Eighteenth-Century Literature

ENGL326 – Later Eighteenth-Century Literature

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ENGL327 – Jane Austen

ENGL327 – Jane Austen

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ENGL295 – Methods of Advanced Literary Studies

ENGL295 – Methods of Advanced Literary Studies

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Articles (3)

"Only to Sink Deeper": Venereal Disease in Sense and Sensibility

Eighteenth-Century Fiction

2004 Jane Austen is not a writer ordinarily associated with venereal disease. Indeed, some admirers ofAusten still cherish the fantasy, initially bequeadied byJ. E. Austen-Leigh, of a "dear AuntJane" whose works need not ever be associated widi that embarrassing topic, ...

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Stories of the Origin of Syphilis in Eighteenth-Century England: Science, Myth, and Prejudice

Eighteenth-Century Life

2000 The stories we tell about the origins of things speak to who we are. Each culture has its own tale of how the universe began; each couple its own tale of when and where their love started. Stories about beginnings make sense of the irrational. They tell us when and ...

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Popean Echoes in'Pamela': The Lady Davers Scene

Papers on Language and Literature

1992 In a key scene of Samuel Richardson's Pamela (1740), the newly married heroine is confronted by her husband's implacable sister, come to determine whether Pamela is yet" whored." Lady Davers embodies and gives vehement voice to all the objections her class ...

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