Associate Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher
Manushag N. Powell completed her PhD from UCLA in 2006 and joined Purdue in 2007, coming from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is the author of Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals (Bucknell University Press, 2012; paperback 2014) and co-author, with Frederick Burwick, of British Pirates in Print and Performance (Palgrave, 2015). Manushag’s courses range from historical surveys of the British novel, theatre, and eighteenth-century culture to seminars on Gothic literature, pirates and piracy, and women’s political writing. Her teaching philosophy combines her habit of having fun in the classroom, her belief in the importance of poetic scansion, and a roving desire to work the Pirates of Penzance into as many lesson plans as possible.