Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature, British drama and performance, feminist theory and criticism
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
"Austenmania in Academe." Chronicle of Higher Education (11 March 2005): B10-B12.