Michelle Levy



  • B.A., J.D., M.A., Toronto
  • Ph.D., UCLA


Michelle specializes in Romantic literary culture. Her research investigates the material practices that defined literary production and dissemination in the Romantic period, and she is particularly interested in the history of women’s writing and the interplay between the cultures of manuscript and print. Her book, Family Authorship and Romantic Print Culture (Palgrave, 2008), explores the conjunction of authorship and family life as a distinctive cultural formation of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Recent research includes a chapter addressing women’s involvement in print culture in The History of British Women’s Writing, 1750-1830 (2010); an article on Jane Austen’s late manuscripts and her ongoing investment in manuscript culture, “Austen’s Manuscripts and the Publicity of Print,” ELH 77.4 (Winter 2010): 1015-1040; and an edition of Lucy Aikin’s epic feminist poem, Epistles on Women and other Works, co-edited with Anne Mellor (Broadview, 2011). She is currently working on a new book, Unprinted: Manuscript Culture and Social Media in the Romantic Age, which investigates the widespread circulation of unprinted literary works in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, providing the first comprehensive account of manuscript culture from 1770 through 1850.


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