(last updated January 2007)
ELIZABETH (BETTY) A. SCHELLENBERG
Ph.D. Ottawa, 1990
Assistant Professor of English, Simon Fraser University, 1991-97
Associate Professor of English, Simon Fraser University, 1997-2006
Professor of English, Simon Fraser University, 2006 -
Department of English
Simon Fraser University
office: (604) 291-3095
FAX: (604) 291-5737
dept.: (604) 291-3136
Eighteenth-century print culture, mid-eighteenth-century British novel, women in the literary marketplace, authorship, eighteenth-century prose sequels, travel narratives and identity, Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding, Frances Sheridan, Sarah Scott, Frances Brooke
MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS
Volume 11 (1750-54), Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson
co-edited with Gordon Fulton, under contract to Cambridge University Press,
completion date 2008.
The Matrix of Modern British Print Culture, 1743-1763
The Lake District and Domestic Tourism in Britain, 1700-1900
project with Margaret Linley and Michelle Levy)
BOOKS AND EDITED COLLECTIONS
The Professionalization of Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Britain
(Cambridge UP, 2005).
The Bluestockings Reconsidered.
Special number of The Huntington Library
Quarterly 65 (2003), also published as a separate book and now reprinted. (Collection
of 10 original essays, Bluestocking bibliography, and biographical accounts,
co-edited with Nicole Pohl, including co-authored article-length introduction).
Part Two: Reflections on the Sequel.
(A volume of thirteen original
essays, co-edited with Paul Budra.) Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1998. Includes
Introduction by Budra and Schellenberg, pp. 3-18.
The Conversational Circle: Rereading the English Novel, 1740-1775.
Lexington, KY: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1996.
“The Second Coming of the Book, 1740-1770,” The Eighteenth-Century Book: Essays from the Twentieth Anniversary DeBartolo Conference
, ed. Laura L. Runge and Pat Rogers. Book manuscript under review.
"'The Measured Lines of the Copyist': Sequels, Reviews, and the Discourse of
Literary Criticism in England, 1749-1800," On Second Thought: Updating the
, eds. Debra Bourdeau and Elizabeth Kraft. U of
Delaware Press, forthcoming.
"Making Good Use of History: Sarah Robinson Scott in the Republic of Letters,"
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
32 (2003): 45-68.
"Beyond Feminist Literary History? Re-historicizing the Mid-Eighteenth-Century
Woman Writer." Women and Literary History.
Eds. Katherine Binhammer
and Jeanne Wood. (Newark: U of Delaware P, 2003): 74-91.
"From Propensity to Profession: Female Authorship and the Early Career of Frances
Burney." Eighteenth-Century Fiction
14 (2002, special number on "Fiction
and Print Culture/Genre Romanesque et culture de l'imprimé"): 345-70.
"Frances Sheridan Reads John Home: Placing Sidney Bidulph in the Republic of
Letters." Eighteenth-Century Fiction
13 (July 2001): 561-77.
"Enclosing the Immovable: Structuring Social Authority in Pamela 2." Passion
and Virtue: Essays on the Novels of Samuel Richardson.
Ed. David Blewett.
Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2001. 73-91. (Reprint of 1991 essay in Eighteenth-Century
"'To Renew Their Former Acquaintance': Print, Gender, and Some Eighteenth- Century
Sequels." In Budra and Schellenberg, pp. 85-101.
"Imagining the Nation in Defoe's A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain."
62 (1995): 295-311.
"Using 'Femalities' to 'Make Fine Men': Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison and
the Feminization of Narrative." SEL 1500-1900
34 (1994): 599-616.
"Sociability and the Sequel: Rewriting Hero and Journey in The Pilgrim's Progress,
Part II." Studies in the Novel
23 (1991): 312-24.
"Enclosing the Immovable: Structuring Social Authority in Pamela II." Eighteenth-Century
4 (1991): 27-41.
"Conflicting Paradigms and the Progress of Persuasion in Richard III." Cahiers
37 (April 1990): 59-68.
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
20 conference papers 1997-2005, most frequently at meetings of the American
Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
and the Canadian Society for
“‘Several Worthy Gentlemen of My Acquaintance’: Tracing the Extinction of a Species in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Paratexts,” invited contribution to conference on “Bookish Histories: Books, Literature and Commercial Modernity 1700-1900," Carleton University, August 2007.
“Rescue Work among the Waves: Academic Feminism and the Career of Ann Parshall Messenger,” at the inaugural celebration of the Ann and William Messenger Endowment Fund, Simon Fraser University, October 2005.
"Naming and Forgetting: The Woman Writer as Agent of Print Culture," invited
contribution to confrence on "The Politics of Print Culture, 1750-1850," Carleton
Panel presentation on integration of new faculty at Canadian Association of
Chairs of English, Winnipeg, May 2004. "Remembering beyond 'the Great Forgetting':
Women Writers, Literary History, and Print Culture," invited presentation at
a one-day symposium on Book History and Print-Culture Studies, Congress
of the Social Sciences and Humanities
, Toronto, 2002.
"Sarah Robinson Scott and the Republic of Letters," at the Women in the
Republic of Letters
invitational conference, Saskatoon, 2000.
GRANTS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
Dean of Arts' Medal for Academic Excellence (2005)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grants
(2005-2008 - $34,104; 1997-2000 - $26,070)
SSHRC Small Grants (2002-3; 1995-96)
SSHRC International Travel Grant (2003)
Simon Fraser University Publications Grants (2004; 2003; 1996)
Arts Research Incentive Grants (1996; 1996)
President's Research Grant, Simon Fraser University (1993-95)
Fellow, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies East-West Seminar
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (1986-90)
Univ. of Ottawa Graduate Research Scholarships (1985-89)