Ph.D., 2006, UCLA
18th Century British Literature
Professor Powell’s research interests include the rise of the professional author in England, periodical and essay writing, British women writers, gender and authorship, genre and literature, performance and literature, and the oriental tale in England. Her teaching interests are in British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century, genre and culture, novels and other forms of prose writing, and British drama.
Manushag (Nush) Powell joined the Purdue University English department in the fall of 2007, coming from a visiting assistant professor position at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. She earned her Ph.D. (2006) and MA (2003) in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her BA in English from Yale University in 1999. Her book, Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals, was published in 2012 as part of the Transits: Literature, Thought, & Culture 1650-1850 series at Bucknell University Press.
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