Diana Solomon

Associate Chair and Undergraduate Program Chair; Associate Professor

Areas of interest

Diana Solomon specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature, theatre studies, comedy, women writers, and print culture.


  • BA (Vassar)
  • MA (Hawaii)
  • PhD (UCSB)


Diana's book, Prologues and Epilogues to Restoration Theater: Gender and Comedy, Performance and Print, was published by Delaware UP in 2013. She has published articles on comedy, actresses, Restoration theatre, Margaret Cavendish, and Anne Finch in such journals as Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 1650-1850, and Restoration, and she has co-edited a collection on women and comedy. She has held fellowships at the Clark, Folger, Huntington, and Noel libraries and at the Harry Ransom center, and spent two years as a Mellon fellow at Duke. Currently she is working on a book-length project about comedy and repetition in Restoration and eighteenth-century theatre.


Summer 2024

Future courses may be subject to change.