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Associate Professor of English (1994)
- B.A., Boston College
- M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office: Zinzendorf Hall, Room 301
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
Early 19th-century British and American literature; the art of poetry, Mary Wollstonecraft.
Dr. Dougal teaches courses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, nineteenth-century American literature, the study of poetry, and literature and the moral life. She has also taught courses on travel writing and women's diaries, reflecting her scholarly interest in life writing and in the intersection between gender and genre, and a writing course on environmental sustainability. Dr. Dougal is advisor to the Zinzendorf Literary Society. Dr. Dougal has been awarded the Lindback Teaching Award and ODK's Golden Apple Award for leadership and excellence in teaching.
- Review of Teaching British Women Writers 1750-1900, ed. by Jeanne Moskal and Shannon Wooden, Victorian Studies (48), 2006.
- Review of Women Alone: Spinsters in England 1660-1850, by Bridget Hill, The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual 14 (2003): 500-504.
- “Married with Children,” co-authored with Mark Harris, Hope, Summer, 2000; Rpt. in Annual Editions: Human Sexuality. Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, Spring, 2001.
- “Teaching Conduct or Telling a New Tale?: Priscilla Wakefield and The Juvenile Traveller,” Eighteenth-Century Women: Studies in Their Works, Lives, and Culture, Ed. Linda V. T Troost, 1999.
- "'Strange Farrago of Public, Private Follies:' Piozzi, Diary, and the Travel Narrative," Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual, 10 (1999): 195-215.
Recent Activities of Note
- Theresa Dougal, associate professor and chair of English, presented a paper in March at the Annual Meeting for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her paper, titled "Mary Wollstonecraft on Screen: Accuracy and Effect in the 21st-Century Biopic," was part of a session called "Creatively Writing the Long Eighteenth-Century: Historical Fiction, Entertainment and Credibility."