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.

Research Interests

  • long 18th-century British literature; early material culture; genre studies; fiction; women's and gender studies; history of the book; textual criticism


Past Affiliations

Instructor, Department of English, College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri-Columbia (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University
2009 - 2015

Women's Studies, English
PhD, University of Missouri, English, 2009
MA, University of York, Writing Women in Great Britain and North America, 2006
BA, Bryn Mawr College, English, 2003
manuscript studies novel studies book history theatre or film criticism british history seventeenth and eighteenth century studies english language or literature olfaction or smell
English, French, Latin, Spanish
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Modern Language Association