Deborah Kaplan (PhD, Brandeis University) is the author of Jane Austen among Women (Johns Hopkins UP, 1992) and articles on Austen and other women writers. She is working on a book on the performance history of Restoration comedies and has published "Representing the Nation: Restoration Comedies on the Early Twentieth-Century London Stage" in Theatre Survey 36:2 as well as "Learning 'to Speak the English Language': The Way of the World on the Twentieth Century American Stage" in Theatre Journal 49. Teaching interests include: British drama and performance, feminist theory and criticism, and pedagogy.
Jane Austen among Women. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992. (Chap. 4 repr. in Critical Essays on Jane Austen. Ed. Laura Mooneyham White. New York: Hall, 1998. 13-33; and abridged in the Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice. Ed. Donald Gray. New York: Norton, 2001. 368-75.)
"'Adieu Buttock': Censorship Restoration Comedies for the Early Eighteenth-Century Stage." Imagining Selves: Essays in Honor of Patricia Meyer Spacks. Ed. Rivka Swenson and Elise Lauterbach. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2008. 132-54.
"Learning 'to Speak the English Language': The Way of the World on the Twentieth-Century American Stage." Theatre Journal 49.3 (1997): 301-21.
"Mass Marketing Jane Austen: Men, Women, and Courtship in Two of the Recent Films." Persuasions 18 (1996): 171-81. (Repr. in Jane Austen in Hollywood. Ed. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1998. 177-87; and abridged in the Norton Critical Edition of Sense and Sensibility. Ed. Claudia Johnson. New York: Norton, 2002. 402-10.)
"Representing the Nation: Restoration Comedies on the Early Twentieth-Century London Stage." Theatre Survey 36.2 (1995): 37-61.
ENGL 369: Women and Literature
ENGL 443: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama
ENGL 450: Eighteenth Century British Novel
ENGL 453: Nineteenth Century British Novel
ENGL 477: Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott
ENGL 610: Proseminar on the Teaching of Literature
ENGL 635: Sex and Gender in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
ENGL 701: Research in English Studies
In the Media
"Austenmania in Academe." Chronicle of Higher Education (11 March 2005): B10-B12.