Literature: history of children's literature; eighteenth-century British literature; disability studies
Teresa Michals received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and teaches courses on the history of children's literature, nineteenth-century and late eighteenth-century literature, and composition. Her research and teaching focus on changing ideas about age, identity, bodies, and fiction. She has published articles in journals such as Nineteenth-Century Literature, Eighteenth-Century Studies, NOVEL, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and Disability Studies Quarterly, as well as essays in the edited collections The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture (Ashgate Press) and Literary Cultures and 18th-Century Childhoods (Palgrave). Her first book is For Adult Audiences: The Child, The Adult, and the English Novel (Cambridge, 2014), and her second, Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals: Other Amputee Officers in Nelson's Navy, is forthcoming with UVA Press.