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Ellen Moody


  • 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.




Under Contract

  • Jane Austen and Bath London: Hambledon and London Ltd. The project has now changed to a study of Austen's novels in the context of other women's novels in her period, especially the gothic, sentimental and those originally in French. The working title is Jane Austen: The French Connection

Invited Lecture


  • Apollo's Muse, a program of words and music presenting the life and poetry of Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea. Commissioned by Musica Dolce, a baroque ensemble: Linda Brand, Helena Brown, Donna Dean, Joanna Levine. A shortened version was first performed at Brunel University in February 2001.


  • "On Reading Divergent Fanny Burney d'Arblays", 8:2 (Fall 2002), pp. 13-15
  • "Dissecting Texts": An (Invited) Essay Review of Leah Price's The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel, Neil McCaw, George Eliot and Victorian Historiography: Imagining the National Past, and Barbara Tepa Lupack, ed. Nineteenth-Century Women at the Movies: Adapting Classic Women's Fiction to Film, November 2001 sent to Studies in the Novel. To appear in forthcoming Winter's issue.
  • "Per Lettere" A Review-Essay on Per lettere: La scrittura epistolare femminile tra archivio e tipografia, secoli XV-XVII, ed. and introd. Gabriella Zarri, Rome: Viella. 1999. The Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 33/2 (2001), 632-636.
  • "On First Encountering Fanny Burney d'Arblay," Burney Letter, Vol 6 No 2 (Fall 2000), 10
  • "A Calendar For Sense and Sensibility," Philological Quarterly, 79 (Fall 2000), 233-266.
  • "Fanny is Us," Burney Letter, Vol 6 No 1 (Spring 2000), pp. 1&6
  • "Jane Austen on Film." A Review-Essay on Jane Austen Goes to the Movies. Linda V. Troost, Editor. Issue No. 48 of Topic: A Journal of the Liberal Arts (Washington and Jefferson College, November 1997). The East-Central Intelligencer: The Newsletter of the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies N.S. 12 (Sept. 1998), 12-17.
  • "Six Elegiac Poems, Possibly by Anne Cecil de Vere, Countess of Oxford", the original version of the essay and texts first published in English Literary Renaissance, 19 (1989), 152-70.
  • "Orinda, Rosania, Lucasia et alia, Towards a New Edition of the Works of Katherine Philips". This version of an essay originally published in Philological Quarterly, 66 (1987), 325-354, has been updated to include new information and apperars with a reprint of Philips's once famous and today almost unknown translation of a pastoral "Golden Age" poem, "La Solitude" by Antoine Girard Saint-Amant (1594-1661) as "Solitude."
  • with C. Perri, "Allusion Studies: An International Annotated Bibliography, 1921-77," Style, 13 (1979), 178-226

Reviews of

  • Anne Kelley, Catharine Trotter: An early modern writer in the vanguard of feminism. (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2002), for the Scriblerian. To appear.
  • 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).
  • 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 Paper

  • "A Website: Freedom of the Press Belongs to the Woman Who Owns One". Panel at this coming autumn's EC/ACECS 2002 meeting: "Publishing on the Web: Differing Approaches and Experiences. Theodore E. Braun, Jack Lynch, Kevin Berland, Andrew Brown.

Web Publications

All available at . Available at
  • An etext of Isabelle de Montolieu's Caroline de Lichtfield, with accompanying notes on the text, source, a contemporary translation, illustration and working bibliography.

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22030. 8/88-present.
  • Professorial Lecturer in Literature. American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C.. Telephone: 1-202-885-2971. 8/86-12/91.
  • Lecturer. 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. 1985-6.
  • Graduate Fellow. Queens College, CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, N. Y. 11367. 9/74-6/78.
  • Lecturer. Brooklyn College, CUNY, Bedford Ave. and Ave. H., Brooklyn, New York. 11210. 9/71-6/74.

Other Employment

  • 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.

Other Internet Activity

Acknowledged Assistance

  • Michael Thorn's William Cowper. London: Greenwich Exchange, 1996
  • Kelley Griffith's Writing Essays about Literature: A Guide and Style Sheet. Fifth Edition. Harcourt Brace College.
  • Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal. Edinburgh, 2001.

Published Appreciations

  • Letts, John, Chairman of the Trollope Society. "Interetiquette," Trollopiana: The Journal of the Trollope Society, 33 (May 1996), 4-6.
  • Vivian-Neale, Henry. "Postings from the Internet," Trollopiana: The Journal of the Trollope Society, 34 (August 1996), 7-8.


Italian, French, and Latin.

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

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
The Renaissance Society of America
The Renaissance Text Society
The Trollope Society
The Jane Austen Society of North America
The Burney 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: 9 November 2002.