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Dr. Pam Perkins

Distinguished Professor
Office: 446 University College
Phone: (204) 474-6599
Email: Pam.Perkins@umanitoba.ca

Education: PhD (Dalhousie), MA (Dalhousie), BA (University of Utah)


Recent Courses:

  • Women and Travel in the Long Eighteenth Century (Grad)
  • Transatlantic Visions (Honours)
  • Reinventing Austen (Honours)
  • Scottish Literature Since 1786
  • Fictions of Travel

Areas of Specialization:

Eighteenth–century literature; Romantic literature; Scottish literature; women’s writing; travel writing

Other Interests / Recent Undertakings:

  • A monograph Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenment, (Rodopi, 2010) on the literary careers of three early 19th-century Scottish women (Anne Grant, Elizabeth Hamilton, and Christian Johnstone)
  • Editions of novels by Elizabeth Hamilton (The Cottagers of Glenburnie and other Educational Writing [Association of Scottish Literary Studies, 2010]) and John Moore (Zeluco [Valancourt Books, 2008]) and some previously unpublished travel journals by the critic Francis Jeffrey (Highland and Continental Tours [Humanities eBooks, 2009]).
  • Recently published or accepted articles include a study of women and 18th-century Scottish tourism; an article on the shifting boundaries between fact and fiction in Scottish Enlightenment travel narratives; and a discussion of mid-18th-century Jacobite pamphlets.
  • I am now co-editing (with Dr. Kirsteen McCue of the University of Glasgow) accounts of travels in the Scottish Highlands by Anne Grant and Elizabeth Isabella Spence (scheduled for publication 2015).
  • I have recently begun work, funded by a 2013 SSHRC Insight Grant, on late 18th- and early 19th-century literature about North Atlantic travels.

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