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Ann Campbell

Professor, Director of B.A. in Literature

  • Ann Campbell, English Literature, Boise
  • (208) 426-1956
  • LA-205A

Ann Campbell’s teaching and research focus primarily on marriage and family in British eighteenth-century novels. She is also interested in the development of the novel from the eighteenth century forward.


  • Ph.D., English, Emory University
  • M.A., English, Emory University
  • B.A., English, Reed College


Marriage and family in British eighteenth-century novels, development of the novel from the eighteenth century forward

Recent Publications

  • “Get it in Writing: Contracts in Moll Flanders,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 53 (2024): 89-100.
  • Families of the Heart: Surrogate Relations in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel (Bucknell University Press, 2022).
  • “The Trial of the (Eighteenth) Century: Active Learning and Moll Flanders,” Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries 11.1 (2019): 54-66.
  • “Embodying Gender and Class in Public Spaces Through An Active Learning Activity: ‘Out and About in the Eighteenth Century,’” Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 7.1 (2017): 1-7.
  • “Strictly Business: Marriage, Motherhood, and Surrogate Families as Entrepreneurial Ventures in Moll Flanders,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 43 (2014): 51-68.
  • “Frances Burney’s Critique of Clandestine Marriage as a Plot Convention in Cecilia,” Eighteenth-Century Life, 37.2 (2013): 85-103.
  • “Indentured Servitude as Colonial America’s ‘Semi-Slavery’ Business in Sally Gunning’s Bound,” in Invoking Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination, Ashgate Press, (2013): 133-51.
  • “The Strange and Surprising World of Curriculum Reform and its Consequences for Eighteenth-Century Studies,” Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and his Contemporaries, 3.1 (2011).
  • “Punitive Subplots in Eliza Haywood’s The History of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy,” Eighteenth-Century Women, 5 (2008): 78-101.
  • “The Limits of ‘Laudable Action’: Women’s Marital Choice in John Shebbeare’s The Marriage Act,” Topic: The Washington and Jefferson College Review, 55 (2007): 13-24.
  • “Moll Hackabout as Magdalen:  The Fallen Woman in William Dodd’s The Sisters,” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 13.1-2 (2007): 131-46.
  • Tristram Shandy and the Seven Years War: Beyond the Borders of theBowling Green,” The Shandean 17 (2006): 106-120.
  • “Satire in The Monk: Exposure and Reformation,” Romanticism on theNet 8, (1997).


  • ENGL 267 Survey of British Literature to 1790
  • ENGL 358 Eighteenth-Century British Literature