Hannah Hudson, PhD

Assistant Professor, English

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  • PhD, Stanford University
  • MA, Stanford University
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge
  • AB, Princeton University

Research Interests

  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Literature
  • History of the Novel
  • Romanticism
  • Book & Publishing History
  • The Gothic
  • Women Writers
  • Popular Fiction


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Sentiment and the Gothic: Failures of Emotion in the Novels of Mrs. Radcliffe and the Minerva Press,” in The Eighteenth-Century Sentimental Novel, ed. Albert J. Rivero. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019.
  • “‘This Lady is Descended from a Good Family’: Women and Biography in British Magazines, 1770–1798” in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century, ed. Jennie Batchelor and Manushag Powell. Edinburgh University Press, 2018, pp. 278-93.
  • Byronic Advertising: Celebrity, Romantic Biography, and the London Magazine” in The European Romantic Review 27:6, 2016, pp. 747-767.
  • “Robert Bage’s Novel Merchandise: Commercialism, Gender, and Form in Late Eighteenth-Century Fiction,” in The Eighteenth-Century Novel, Vol. 9. New York: AMS Press, 2012, pp. 171-192.

Scholarly Editions and Introductions to Editions

  • Introduction to Count Roderic’s Castle (Minerva Press, 1794). Valancourt Books, 2017.
  • Edited Selections from Carlton-House Magazine, 1792 in Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, vol. 9, ed. Ann Hawkins. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013, pp. 169-92.
  • Edited Selections from The Universal Magazine and Review, 1790 in Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, vol. 5, ed. Ann Hawkins. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012, pp. 129-57.


  • “Romantic Lives, Romantic Archives,” (teaching materials; NASSR/Romantic Circles 2018 Pedagogy Contest Finalist) Romantic Circles, forthcoming fall 2018.

Other Scholarship

  • “The English-Woman” (1808); “Celia in Search of a Husband” (1809); “Hours of Affluence and Days of Indigence” (1809); “The Alderman and the Peer” (1810); “The Englishman” (1812); “The English Exposé” (1814); “The Bachelor’s Journal” (1815); and “Genevieve; Or, the Orphan’s Visit.” In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, ed. April London. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

Selected Work in Progress

  • Novel Excess: Fiction in the Minerva Press Era (book manuscript)
  • “The Minerva Gothic Novel and Reviews at the Breaking Point” (chapter in progress for Lost Legacies: Women Authors and Early Gothic Literature, ed. Kathleen Hudson; University of Wales Press)
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Courses Taught

  • WRI 101, First Year Writing I
  • WRI H103, Honors First Year Writing: Cultures of Consumption
  • SF 1167 Fantasy Fiction from Beowulf to Uprooted
  • ENG 141, Studies in British Literature: The Self and Society
  • ENG 213, English Literature I: Beginnings to the Eighteenth Century
  • ENG 214, English Literature II: Romanticism to the Present
  • ENG 301: Literary Criticism Seminar on the Eighteenth-Century Novel
  • ENG 344, The Literature of the Romantic Period
  • ENG 424, Jane Austen: Page, Stage and Screen