Subject areas: Long 18th-Century British Literature; Early Material Culture; Genre Studies; Fiction; Women's and Gender Studies; History of the Book; Textual Criticism
Emily C. Friedman is a scholar of the long eighteenth century, using book history and digital practices in her classroom and in her research. She is particularly interested in recovering the lived experiences of readers and writers: from the ways they understood scent to the notebooks they used, to the effects of changing market pressures and technologies on the experience of literary exchange.
"very long" eighteenth century (1660-1835), history of the book, print and manuscript culture, adaptation, closure and endings, correspondence, narrative theory, trans-generic interactions (particularly the drama and the novel). olfactory language and spaces, in the 18th century and today.
Long Eighteenth-Century British and American Literature, Women's Writing/Writing about Women, History and Future of the Book, History of the Novel. Digital methods in all courses, Active Learning classroom practitioner.