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About Rachel K Carnell

As the English department's specialist in eighteenth-century British literature, I teach courses on the eighteenth-century British novel and other related topics, such as Restoration drama and eighteenth-century satire. I also teach courses on nineteenth-century novelists, including Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. I have written a book on the political history of the British novel, and I co-edited of a five-volume scholarly edition of the works of Delarivier Manley, an early eighteenth-century political satirist, about whom I have also written a political biography; my research for this biography was supported by a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. I have written research articles about Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, Anne Bronte, Samuel Richardson, Charlotte Lennox, Delarivier Manley, and Jane Austen. I have recently published several research articles about the political secret history, and I am co-editing a collection of essays for Cambridge University Press, entitled Secret History in Literature, 1680-1820.


Present Professor, English Department, Cleveland State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Golden Apple Award, Cleveland State Young Alumni Council, 2014
  • Angela J. and James J. Rallis Scholarship, Boston University, 1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Haverford College, 1983

Contact Information

Office: RT 1810
Phone: 216-687-3973


Articles (10)

Books (3)

Book Reviews (7)