Dickie, SimonSimon Dickie
Associate Professor of English; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 920
Office Hours and/or Leave Status:
Teaching and Research Interests
Eighteenth Century; Early-Modern Comic Literature; The Novel; Henry Fielding; History of Reading; Literature and Social History, 1660-1800; History of Sexuality.
B.A. Hons (Otago), M.A., Ph.D. (Stanford)
Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century
(University of Chicago Press
, 2011, paperback 2014).
*Winner of the 2012 Snow Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies. Read more
"Deformity Poems and Other Nasties," Eighteenth-Century Life
"Tobias Smollett and the Ramble Novel," in The Oxford History of the Novel in English
, vol. 2, ed. Karen O'Brien and Peter Garside (Oxford University Press, 2015).
"Picaresque and Rogue Fiction," in The Oxford History of the Novel in English
, vol. 1, ed. Thomas Keymer (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
"Novels of the 1750s," in The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel
, ed. J.A. Downie (Oxford University Press, 2014).
"Fielding's Rape Jokes," Review of English Studies
, Sex, and Fielding's Woman Question," in Henry Fielding
, ed. Claude Rawson (Delaware, 2008).
and the Great Laughter Debate," Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
"Hilarity and Pitilessness in the Mid-Eighteenth Century: English Jestbook Humor," Eighteenth-Century
Sporting with Sacred Things: Church, Bible, and Burlesque in the Eighteenth Century