Miriam L. Wallace is Professor of English at New College of Florida and the author of Revolutionary Subjects in the English “Jacobin” Novel (Bucknell), which was supported by an NEH College Teacher’s Fellowship. She completed her PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz and her BA at Swarthmore College with Distinction, both in Literature. Her edited collection, Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing Enlightenment: British Fiction 1750-1830 (Ashgate), explored the productive tensions of reading with self-conscious attention to how scholarly period impacts our scholarship. An authority on the late eighteenth-century British radical novel with interests in Virginia Woolf, literary theory and feminist pedagogy, her work has appeared in Narrative, European Romantic Review, RoN, SECC, SVEC, Woolf Studies Annual, Journeys, Third Space, and Feminist Teacher. Wallace was a co-winner with Jocelyn Van Tuyl of the ASECS Shirley Bill Teaching Award in 1996-97 for a collaborative course on “The French Revolution and the Cultural Imagination;” she co-edited “Novel Prospects: Teaching Romantic-Era Fiction,” a special issue of Romantic Pedagogy Commons, with Patricia Matthew.
A participant in the 2009 NEH Summer Institute, “The Rule of Law: Legal Studies in the Liberal Arts,” Dr. Wallace’s current project focuses on late-eighteenth century sites of speech or writing that intervene to produce counter-discourses, from trial testimony to cross-class ventriloquizing literary genres. In collaboration with Dr. A. A. Markley she is preparing an edited collection of essays on the significance of the work and life of Thomas Holcroft.