• Elliott Professor of English

    Morton 115
    (434) 223-6245
    edavis@hsc.edu


  

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1999
M.A., Indiana University, 1993
B.A., Williams College, 1989

Teaching Interests

Book History

Satire

Contemporary American Graphic Narratives

British Literature, esp. 1700-1900

Rhetoric

Most Recent Publications

Teaching Modern British and American Satire. Co-edited with Nicholas Nace. MLA, 2019

Robinson Crusoe, ed. Broadview Press: 2010. (Modernized edition, 2014).

"Pope's Phantom Moore: Plagiarism and the Pseudonymous Imprint." Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800. Ed. Laura L. Runge and Pat Rogers. University of Delaware Press. 2010

"Philip Larkin: 'This Be the Verse.'" The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. New York: Facts on File, Ed. James Persoon and Robert R. Watson. 2009

"The Injured Lady, the Deluded Man, and the Infamous Creature: Swift and the 1707 Act of Union." Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571-1845. Ed. Jill Bradbury and David Valone. Bucknell University Press, 2008

"A Just and Authentic Relation: Solitude, Sodomy, and Print Culture in the Narrative of the Marooned Dutchman." The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation. Summer 2004

"Teaching in the Space of Blackboard."  Co-authored with Sarah Hardy. Computers and Composition On-line. Spring 2003

Books in Progress

Eighteenth-Century British Satire: An Anthology. Co-edited with Nicholas Nace. Under contract with Broadview Press.

Articles

Introduction, Teaching British and American Satire. Co-authored with Nicholas Nace. MLA, 2019 

“Irony.” Teaching British and American Satire. Edited by Evan Davis and Nicholas Nace, MLA, 2019

“Pope’s Phantom Moore: Plagiarism and the Pseudonymous Imprint.” Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800. Ed. Laura L. Runge and Pat Rogers. University of Delaware Press. 2010

“Philip Larkin: ‘This Be the Verse.’” The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. New York: Facts on File, Ed. James Persoon and Robert R. Watson. 2009

“The Injured Lady, the Deluded Man, and the Infamous Creature: Swift and the 1707 Act of Union.” Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571-1845. Ed. Jill Bradbury and David Valone. Bucknell University Press, 2008

“A Just and Authentic Relation: Solitude, Sodomy, and Print Culture in the Narrative of the Marooned Dutchman.” The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation. Summer 2004

“Teaching in the Space of Blackboard.”  Co-authored with Sarah Hardy. Computers and Composition On-line. Spring 2003

Honors & Awards

Elliott Professorship, 2008-2011, 2019 to the present

Mayers Fellowship, The Huntington Library,  2014, 2015

The Cabell Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

The Bortz Award for Teaching with Technology, 2004 

Clark Library/Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies Short-Term Fellowship, The William Andrews Clark Library, June 2005

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Fellowship, The Newberry Library, November 2004

Mayers Fellowship, The Huntington Library, May-July 2004

NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship. "Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800." Directed by Christopher Fox. Notre Dame Keough Center for Irish Studies. June-July 2003

Indiana University Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, 1997-1998

Family

Mary Boodell
Ravenel Davis 
Benjamin Davis