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Laura Stevens PhD

Associate Professor of English Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
English Language and Literature
918-631-2859
laura-stevens@utulsa.edu
http://personal.utulsa.edu/~laura-stevens/
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Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.A., University of Michigan
B.A., Villanova University


The circulation of texts, genres, and ideas around the British Atlantic before 1800, particularly on depictions of colonized peoples
Women’s Literature
Religious Discourse
Emotion Studies

British, American, and Transatlantic Literature of the long Eighteenth century
Contemporary Girls’ Adventure Stories


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Book


The Poor Indians: British Missionaries, Native Americans, and Colonial Sensibility (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004, paperback 2006).

Book Chapters


“’What Do You Mean by Prayer?’: Emotion and Devotion in Thomas Wilson’s Essay Towards an Instruction of the Indians (1740).” In Faith through Feeling: Emotions and Christian Missions, 1600-1950, Claire McLisky & Karen Vallgårda, eds. (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming 2015; 7963 words).

“The New Pilgrim’s Progress, The Female American, und die Entstehung narrativer Formen gegen die Erweckungsbewegung,” (“The New Pilgrim’s Progress, The Female American, and the Crafting of an Anti-Revivalist Narrative Form”) Erzählende und erzählte Aufklärung, (Narrating Enlightenment and Enlightenment Narrative) ed. Frauke Berndt and Daniel Fulda (Hamburg, Felix Meiner Verlag), forthcoming 2017.

Book Reviews


Review of Kate Flint, The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930, in Symbiosis, December 2012.

Mary Beth Norton, Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World, in American Historical Review, 117.4 (October 2012), 1186-87.

Fulford , Timothy , and Laura Stevens. Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture, 1756-1830 2010: 337–40. Print.

Stevens, Laura. Ed. Kevin L. Cope. Above the Age of Reason: Miracles and Wonders in the Long Eighteenth Century 2009: 231–32. Print.

Read , David , and Laura Stevens. New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writi 2008: 266–69. Print.

Vaughan, Alden , and Laura Stevens. Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776 2008: 199–20. Print.

Carla Gerona, Night Journeys: The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture, in The Journal of British Studies 45 (2006): 643-44.

Albert Furtwangler, Bringing Indians to the Book, in History: Reviews of New Books 34 (2006): 79.

Carl Bridge and Kent Federowich, eds., The British World: Diaspora, Culture, and Identity, in The Journal of British Studies 44 (2005): 391-93.

Laura Lunger Knoppers, ed., Puritanism and Its Discontents, in Early American Literature 39 (2004): 399-405.

David S. Shields and Carla Mulford, eds., Finding Colonial Americas: Essays Honoring J.A. Leo Lemay, in The East-Central Intelligencer 17.2 (May, 2003): 31-33.

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, How to Write the History of the New World, in Itinerario 26 (2002): 102-04.

Hilary E. Wyss, Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity, and Native Community in Early America, in The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography 26 (2000): 574-75.

Catherine Ingrassia, Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit and Laura Mandell, Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain, in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 18 (1999): 352-56.

Catherine Ingrassia, Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit and Laura Mandell, Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain, in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 18 (1999): 352-56.

Journal Articles


Stevens, Laura. “‘Women Visible’ Editor's Preface.” Ed. Laura M. Stevens. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 35.1 (2016): 7–20. Print.

Stevens, Laura. “‘Remembering Shari Benstock’, Editor's Preface .” Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 34.2 (2015): 223–30. Print.

“Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson” and “Sarah Kemble Knight.” Bloomburg Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment, Mark G. Spencer, ed. (New York: Thoemmes, 2014).

“The Traffic of Women: Oroonoko in an Atlantic Framework.” In Approaches to Teaching Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko,” Mary Ann O’Donnell & Cynthia Richards, eds. (New York: Modern Language Association, 2013), 71-77.

“Healing a Whorish Heart: The Whore of Babylon and Protestant Interiority in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” In Anti-Catholicism in a Comparative and Transnational Perspective, 1750-2000, Jonas Harvard & Yvonne Maria Werner, eds., European Studies 31 (2013), 71-84.

“’Of snatching captive souls from satan’s paws’: A Fundraising Poem for Wheelock’s Charity School.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 107.3 (2013), 377-86.

“’Spare his life to save his soul’: Enthralled Lovers and Heathen Converts in ‘The Four Indian Kings Garland.’” In Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century: Seduction and Sentiment, Toni Bowers & Tita Chico, eds. (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), 97-113.

“Owning Humanistic Evaluation: A Response to ‘Ranks, Brands, and the Editorial Process.’” The Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 42.3 (2011), 350-56.

The New Pilgrim’s Progress, Anglican Longings, and Eighteenth-Century Missionary Fantasies.” Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, 3 (2011), 57-84.

“The Souls of Highlanders, the Salvation of Indians: Scottish Mission and Eighteenth-Century British Empire,” in Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of Early America’s Religious Landscape, Mark A. Nicholas & Joel Martin, eds. (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2010), 179-200.

“Why Read Sermons? What Americanists Can Learn from the Sermons of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.” History Compass 3 (2005) NA 158, 1-19.

“Reading the Hermit’s Manuscript: The Female American and Female Robinsonades.” In Approaches to Teaching , Carl Fisher and Maximillian Novak, eds. (New York: Modern Language Association, 2005), 140-51.

“’Gold for Glasse’: The Trope of Trade in English Missionary Writings.” In The Spiritual Conversion of the Americas, James Muldoon, ed. (Gainesville, FA: University Press of Florida, 2004), 231-51.

“The Christian Origins of the Vanishing Indian.” In Mortal Remains: Death in Early America, Andrew Burstein & Nancy Isenberg, eds. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), 17-30.

“Early America and the Public: Presidential Address for the Tenth Biennial Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2017.” Early American Literature, forthcoming. 1599 words.

Stevens, Laura. “‘Mary's Magnificat in Eighteenth-Century Britain and New England.’” Ed. William Gibson. Journal of Religious History, Literature, and Culture (2017): n. pag. Print.

Journal Article Reviews


“Transatlanticism Now.” American Literary History, 16.1 (2004): 93-102.

“Civility and Skepticism in the Woolston-Sherlock Debate over Miracles.” Eighteenth-Century Life 21 (1997): 57-70.

“Eve and Her Daughters in England’s Long Eighteenth Century.” Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, forthcoming 6 (2015). 6457 words.

Others


Prefaces to (2014), 9-17. “Transitions.”

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 32.1 (2013), 7-16. “Getting What You Pay For? Open Access and the Future of Humanities Publishing.”

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 31.1/2 (2012), 7-32. “Eighteenth-Century Women and English Catholicism.” (co-authored with Anna Battigelli).

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 30.1 (2011), 7-14. “On Translation”

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 30.2 (2011), 241-44. “Women and Periodicals.”

Stevens, Laura. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 29.1 (2010): 7–14. Print.

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 29.2 (2010), 255-62. “On Peer Review”

Stevens, Laura. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 28.1 (2009): 7–14. Print.

Prefaces to Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 27.1 (2008), 7-16. “Revisiting Female Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Stevens, Laura. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 27.2 (2008): 231–36. Print.

Prefaces to Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 26.1 (2007), 7-9. “The Silver Jubilee Issue: What We Have Done and Where We Are Going”

Prefaces to Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 26.2 (2007), 191-97.

Prefaces to Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 25.1 (2006), 7-12. “Emotions” (issue co-edited with Holly Laird)

Stevens, Laura. 25.2 (2006): 209–222. Print.

“Missionary and Bible Tract Societies.” Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, Paul Finkelman, ed. (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005).

Working Paper


“The Problem of Sympathy.” (Pedagogy Essay on Humanity in Algiers [1801]) Just Teach One, Common-Place (common-place.org, January 2014).

Manuscripts


Mothers of Israel: Biblical Women and Britain’s Boundaries, 1660-1783 (manuscript in progress).

Friday’s Tribe: Eighteenth-Century British Missionary Fantasies (manuscript in progress).


ENGL 2513 Reading Major British Writers I
ENGL 2923 Beyond Bella: 21st Century Girls' Adventure
ENGL 3063 Early American Literature
ENGL 4593 Internship
ENGL 8173 Special Topics in Literature Before 1800
ENGL 8193 Special Topics in American Literature
ENGL 9981 Dissertation