Curriculum Vitae

Ellen Moody

A Photograph


  • Ph.D., English, 1979. The Graduate School, City University of New York. Dissertation Title: Richardson, Romance, and Reverie. Advisor: Prof. Robert Adams Day
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dept. Honors Award in English, 1969. Queens College of the City University of New York.
  • Senior Year of Study Abroad, Chancellor's Scholarship, 1968-69. Leeds University, England.




Book Projects

  • I was commissioned to write a book to be called Jane Austen and Bath by Hambledon and London Ltd. I've written two chapters: Prologue: On Beechen Cliff and Chapter One: Riddled with Untruths.

    "A Place of Refuge: The Jane Austen Film Canon" (a working title). Hambledon and London Ltd were sold to Continuum Books, and I am now embarked on a new book project.


  • "Now hope has died," from Veronica Gambara's "Or passata e speranza," in Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv, edd. Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, Lesley Wheeler, preface by Annie Finch, introduction by D'Arcy Randall. Los Angeles: Red Hen Press, 2008.
  • Amaro Lagrimar and Secret Sacred Woods, complete translations (two full books) of the poetry of Vittoria Colonna and Veronica Gambara, at Fiera Lingue, Poets Corner

Invited Lecture

Essays published


  • A review of The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney. Vol V. 1782-1783, edd. Lars E. Troide and Stewart J. Cooke.
  • A review of Simon Heffer, High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain. London: Random House, 2013. xvii + 878pp. with illustrations and notes.
  • A review of The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, edd. Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster. Second edition. For The Eighteenth Century: A current Bibliography.
  • A Review of Lisa L. Moore, Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Lanscape. University of Minnsota Press, 2011. For The Eighteenth Century: A current Bibliography.
  • A Review of The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, Volume V, 1782-1783, edd.Lars Troide and Steward J. Cooke. Montreal: McGill-Queens, 2012. For The Burney Journal, Spring-summer 2013.
  • A Review of Susan Staves. A Literary History of Women's Writing in Britain, 1660-1789. Cambridge University Press, 2006. Late spring/early summer 2013. For The Intelligencer. Fall 2013.
  • A Review of Christopher Hodson. The Arcadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth Century History. Oxford University Press, 2012. Will appear in The Intelligencer in March 2013
  • A Review of From Prada to Nada, 2010 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, BSECS, Media Reviews, 31 December 2012
  • A review of The Later Manuscripts, edd. Janet Todd and Linda Bree, part of The Cambridge Editions of the Works of Jane Austen. Cambridge University Press, 2008. For August 2012 The Eighteenth Century: A current Bibliography
  • A Review of Nussbaum, Felicity. Rival Queens: Actresses, Performance, and the Eighteenth Century Theater. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. For spring 2012 Intelligencer
  • Trouille, Mary. Wife Abuse in eighteenth century France. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2000. The Intelligencer, N.S. 25:3 (October 2011):11-15.
  • The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope's Novels: New Readings for the Twenty-First Century, Margaret Markwick, Deborah Denenholz Morse, and Reginia Gagnier, edds. Farnham Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Co, 2009. To appear in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 33:2 (May 2011):190-92.
  • MacCarthy, William. Anne Barbauld: Voice of the Enlightenment. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2008. Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, N. S. 23:3 (September 2009):54-60.
  • Brundin, Abigail. Vittoria Colonna and the Spiritual Poetics of the Italian Reformation. Hampshire: Ashdate, 2008. For Renaissance Quarterly. It was written for the winter 2009 issue. Not yet published.
  • Jennings, Judith. Gender, Religion, and Radicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century: The 'Ingenious Quaker and Her Connections. Hampshire: Ashgate, 2006. Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, N.S. 22:3 (September 2008):21-25.
  • Baker, William. A Critical Companion to Jane Austen: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, Infobase Publishing, 2008, Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, NS, 22:2 (2008):43-46.
  • Seelig, Sharon Cadman. Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Women's Lives, 1600-1680, Renaissance Quarterly, 60:2 (2007):675-677.
  • Backscheider, Paula R. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets and Their Poetry: Inventing Agency, Inventing Genre. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2005. Appeared in The Eighteenth Century Intelligencer, N. S. 20:3 (September 2006):42-46.
  • Couchman, Jane and Ann Crabb, ed., introd. Women's Letters Across Europe, 1400-1700. London: Ashgate, 2004. Appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, 49:3 (Fall 2006): 930-32
  • McDonagh, Josephine. Child Murder & British Culture: 1720-1900. Cambridge University Press, 2003. Appeared in Keats-Shelley Journal, LIV (2005): 199-202.
  • Crachun, Adriana. Fatal Women of Romanticism. Cambridge University Press, 2003. Appeared in Keats-Shelley Journal, LIV (2005): 199-202.
  • Borsay, Peter. The Image of Georgian Bath, 1700-200: Towns, Heritage, and History. Oxford University Press, 2000. Appeared in Scriblerian, 37:1 (Autumn 2004): 89-90.
  • Gross, Gloria Sybil. In a Fast Coach with a Pretty Woman: Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson. AMS Press, 2002. Appeared in The East-Central Intelligencer: The Newsletter of the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, N.S. 18:3 (Sept 2004): 30-32.
  • Sol, Antoinette Marie. Textual Promiscuities: Eighteenth Century Critical Rewriting. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2002. in Burney Letter, 10:2 (Fall 2004): 13-14.
  • Keane Angela. Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s. Cambridge University Press, 2000. A review for ECCB: The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography. To appear in the volume for 2001, scheduled to be published in 2004.
  • Anne Kelley, Catharine Trotter: An early modern writer in the vanguard of feminism in the Scriblerian, 36:1 (August 2003): 58-59.
  • The Anne Finch Wellesley Manuscript Poems A Critical Edition, Barbara McGovern and Charles H. Hinnant edd. in The Scriblerian, 33/2 (2001), pp. 203- 204.
  • Tom W. N. Parker, Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle in The Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 31/1 (2000), 197-200.
  • Moreland Perkins, Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility in The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 99:1 (January 2000), 141-43.
  • Alistair Fox, The English Renaissance Identity and Representation in Elizabethan England in The Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies 29 (1998), 511-14
  • Toni Bowers, The Politics of Motherhood: British Writing and Culture, 1680-1760 in The East-Central Intelligencer: The Newsletter of the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, N.S. 10 (Sept. 1996), 19-21.

Conference Papers

  • Trollope Studies at the University of Leuven, Conference to be held September 17 to Saturday September 19 2015 in the Irish College conference venue in Leuven, Belgium. My paper to be on Nicholas Birns's panel on Australia: "On Living in a New Country: Inventing an Australian Identity"
  • Call for Papers: Accepted Panel proposal and paper for coming EC/ASECS conference: “Retirement, Reappraisal, and Renewal in the 18th Century,” Nov 7-9, 2013, Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia. I will contribute a paper on Anne Finch's Poetry of Retirment: "I on Myself Can Live."
  • "Mapping Trollope; or, Trollope as geographer," a paper to be presented at coming Sharp Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 18-23, 2013, Geographies of the Book.
  • Call for Papers: '"R-e-s-p-e-c-t: For actresses and women playwrights respect and favorable reputation matter." A panel for the upcoming EC/ASECS (proposed by me) for annual meeting, November 1-3, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbour. Topic for conference: "What does Infamy Matter?"
  • "The Nightmare of History in Ann Radcliffe's Landscapes”. Paper delivered at South Central ASECS, Grove Park Inn, February 23, 2012. For Panel, "'Terrifying Prospects & Psychological Landscapes -- Visions and Vistas of the Gothic.". South Central ASECS, February 23-26, 2012, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina
  • “Occupy (!) the letters: how Austen's letters reveal women's bodies are her fictions' arena, Submitted proposal for breakout sessions for 2011 JASNA, Brooklyn, NYC: "Sex, Power, and Money" in Jane Austen's Fiction," October 5-7, 2012
  • “'Where did it come from?'”: extra-diegetic storytelling in the illustrations for Anthony Trollope's novels<" Spring Conference to be held at Columbia University, April 13-15, 2012 Victorian Clichés and Orthodoxies.
  • "'I have a right to choose my own life:" Liberty in Winston Graham's Poldark novels. With my Proposal for my paper EC/ASECS, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, Pa, November 3-6, 2011
  • Call for Papers: Liberty in historical, post-colonial and rewritten novels set in the long 18th century. A Panel for EC/ASECS (proposed by me), Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, Pa, November 3-6, 2011. Other panelists: Geoffrey Sills, Talissa Ford, Sylvia Marks
  • “People that marry can never part: real and romantic gothicism in Northanger Abbey.” Accepted proposal for breakout sessions for upcoming JASNA, Portland, Maine, October 28-31, 2010. "Jane Austen and the Abbey: Mystery, Mayhem and Muslin in Portland.”
  • "What right have you to detain me here:" Rape in Clarissa. Accepted proposal for upcoming pane ASECS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 18-21, 2010. 'He said, she said': Rape in 18th-Century Law, Fiction, and Moralist Writing. Chairperson: Mary Trouille.
  • "How you all must have laughed: Such a witty masquerade:" Clarissa 1991. For panel at upcoming ASECS, Richmond, Virginia, March 26-29, 2009. "The Eighteenth-Century on Film. Chairperson: John O'Neill. Panelists: David Richter and Beatrice Fink.
  • "The Gothic Northanger Abbey: A Re-Evaluation." For panel at upcoming EC/ASECS, Georgetown University, November 6-9, 2008. "Re-evaluating Austen." Chairperson: Elizabeth Lambert. Panelists: Manuel Schonhorn, Elizabeth Lambert, Ellen Moody
  • "'A hole in the manuscript big enough to put your finger through:' the misframing of Anne Halkett's autobiography." For panel at ASECS 22-25 March 2006, Atlanta, Georgia. "Paratexts." Chair: Caroline Breashears. Panelists: Stephen Szilagyi, Pat Rogers, Evan Davis.
  • "'Cast out from respectability a while:' Anne Murray Halkett's Life in the Manuscripts." (Working title). For panel at coming EC/ASECS 26-29 October 2006, at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Bibliography, Textual Studies, and Book History. Chair: Eleanor Shevlin. Panelists: Ellen Moody, William E. Rivers and John Heins
  • "Trollope's Comfort Romances for Men: Heterosexual Male Heroism in his Work." For panel at upcoming Trollope Conference July 17-19, 2006: Trollope and Gender. Exeter University, Exeter, Devon, UK. "Performing Masculinity. Gender and Narrative Construction I." Chair: Deborah Denenholz Morse. Panelists : Ellen Moody, Michelle Mouton, David Skilton. My paper centers on Miss Mackenzie, Is He Popenjoy? and Ayala's Angel.
  • "Women in Cyberspace." Panel at ASECS in 30 March - 2 April 2006, Montreal, Canada. "Eighteenth Century Women Writers After the Digital Turn." Roundtable for the Woman's Caucus. Other speakers: Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta, Suzan Van Duke, Universite of d'Utrecht Institut de Recherches en Histoire et Cultures. Chair: Lori Davis-Perry, United States Air Force Academy.
  • "'I hate such parts as we have plaid today': In Praise of Anne Finch and Mary Wortley Montagu's Mordant Muse (emphasis added)". Panel at the EC/ASECS October 2004 meeting at Cape May. "Lives, Lyrics and the Healing Arts." Henry Fulton, Chair. Panelists: Mary Margaret Stewart, Ellen Moody, Luanne T. Frank.
  • "Continent Not Isolated: Jane Austen Among French Women". Panel at the EC/ASECS October 2003 meeting at the University of Pittsburg at Greensboro: "English Literature in France." Margaret Koehler, Chair. Panelists: Walter Gershuny, Ellen Moody, Robert Frail.
  • "A Website: Freedom of the Press Belongs to the Woman Who Owns One". Two panels, the first at the EC/ASECS October 2002 meeting at Rosemont College, Pennsylvania, and the second (a revised version) at the ISECS/ASECS August 2003 meeting at UCLA: "Publishing on the Web: Differing Approaches and Experiences. Theodore E. Braun, Chair. Panelists: Kevin Berland, Jack Lynch, Ellen Moody.

Scholarly online etexts; all archived on MARS at GMU

  • An etext of Isabelle de Montolieu's Caroline de Lichtfield, with accompanying notes on the text, source, a contemporary translation and illustration, biography and selections from Châteaux Suisses, Portrait Life, and working bibliography.
  • An extext of Sophie Cottin's (née Marie Risteau) Amélie Mansfield, with an accompanying textual note and a bibliography.
  • An etext edition of The Autobiography of Anne Murray, Lady Halkett, ed. John Gough Nicols (Westminster Camden Society), New Series, No. 13, 1875), corrected and supplemented by the more recent edition of the memoir by John Loftis, her diary, and essays. See essay and bibliography provided by Suzanne Trille (University of Edinburgh): Lady Anne Halkett (1621 (?)-1699), Diarist, Autobiographer, Political Writer, Woman of letters.

Web Publications; all archived on MARS at GMU

Further Projects

Published Reviews and Appreciations

  • Tremblay, Isabella. A review of my Isabelle de Montolieu (1751-1832) site. Caroline de Lichtfield, ou Mimoires d'une Famille Prussienne, ed. Ellen Moody. http://www montolieu/ Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 22:4 (Summer 2010):739-741.
  • Norton, Rictor. "Introduction" to his Sodomites, Mollies, Sapphists and Tommies, a volume in Eighteenth-Century British Erotica, gen. edd. Alexander Pettit and Patrick Spedding. Pickering and Chatto, 2004.
  • Birchall, Diana. Preface to In Defense of Mrs Elton, to be republished with Mrs Elton in America as Mrs Elton in America and Other Stories by Egerton House, UK, 2004.
  • Faber, Michel. The Crimson Petal. Edinburgh, 2001.
  • Thorn, Michael. William Cowper. London: Greenwich Exchange, 1996
  • Griffiths, Kelley. Writing Essays about Literature: A Guide and Style Sheet. Fifth Edition. Harcourt Brace College. 1993.
  • On my published book, Trollope on the 'Net:A revolutionary review of Trollope and why we read him: by Tyler Tichelaar, novelist, scholar.

Essays On My Work

  • Pósfay, Éva, "Isabelle de Montolieu (1751-1832) and Her Readers," The East-Central Intelligencer, N. S. 17:3 (2003), 10-12.
  • Vivian-Neale, Henry. "Postings from the Internet," Trollopiana: The Journal of the Trollope Society, 34 (August 1996), 7-8.
  • Letts, John, Chairman of the Trollope Society. "Interetiquette," Trollopiana: The Journal of the Trollope Society, 33 (May 1996), 4-6.

Employment History

  • Lecturer/Instructor in English. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22030. 1988-2012. Now retired, affiliated for library access.
  • Professorial Lecturer in Literature. American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C.. Telephone: 1-202-885-2971. 8/86-12/91.
  • Lecturer in English. University of Virginia, Northern Regional Center, 2990 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Va. 22042. Telephone: 703-876-6924. 8/86-6/88.
  • Field Reader. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U. S. Dept. of Education, Application Control Center, GSA Building, Rm 3633, Washington, D. C. 1985.
  • Graduate Fellow. Queens College, CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, N. Y. 11367. 9/74-6/76.
  • Adjunct Lecturer. Brooklyn College, CUNY, Bedford Ave. and Ave. H., Brooklyn, New York. 11210. 9/72-6/74.
  • Library Research Assistant. English Dept., Graduate School, CUNY, 33 West 42nd Street, N.Y., N.Y. 10036. 9/70-6/71.
  • Administrative Assistant. John Waddington Ltd., Leeds, England. 1/70-6/70.
  • Legal Secretary. Federal Aviation Agency, JFK Airport, New York. 7/63-8/65.

Honors and Awards

CUNY University Fellowship for 1979.
American Association of University Women Fellowship, 1978-9.
Regents Scholarship for Beginning Graduate Study, 1970-1.
Nomination for Wilson Award, 1969.
Chancellor's Scholarship to attend Leeds University, 1968-9.
Departmental Honors Award in English, Queens College, 1969.

Professional Memberships

American Society and British Societies for Eighteenth-Century Studies
American Literary Translators Association Burney Society
Edith Wharton Society
George Sand Association
International Virginia Woolf Society
Jane Austen Society of North America
Keats-Shelley Association
North American Victorian Studies Association
Renaissance Society of America
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Assocation
Sharp: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
Sidney Society
Sigma Xi
Trollope Society (NY)
Wagner Society


My dossier includes numbers of letters of recommendation and observations of my teaching, and is available from the Placement Office of the Graduate School, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave., N.Y. N. Y. 10016, Telephone 1-212-817-7500.

Last Updated: March 5, 2012