Robinson, Terry F.Terry F. Robinson
Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTM)
St. George Office Location:
Jackman Humanities Building: Room 903
UTM Office Location:
Erindale Hall: Room 313D
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Terry F. Robinson's Homepage
Webmaster: Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
Co-Organizer: Work in Nineteenth-Century Studies (WINCS) Colloquium
Terry F. Robinson
specializes in British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. She is currently at work on an interdisciplinary monograph provisionally entitled Impassioned Bodies: Acting and Physical Expression in the Late Georgian Era
, which examines how eighteenth-century histrionic theory and practice influenced literary, artistic, and cultural innovation in the Romantic period. Professor Robinson’s articles have appeared in Eighteenth-Century Life
, European Romantic Review
, Studies in Romanticism
, and Nineteenth-Century Literature
, among others, and in 2010 she was awarded the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association prize for best article (for “Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback”). She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and, prior to her appointment at the University of Toronto, was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan.
Teaching and Research Interests
Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture; Romantic-Period Literature and Culture; Drama and the Theater, 1660-1900; Body and Performance Studies; Material and Visual Culture; History of the Novel; Transnational Literatures; Women Writers.
Transnational England: Home and Abroad, 1780-1860.
Ed. with Monika Class. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. Reviewed: Oxford UP Year's Work in English Studies
89.1 (2010): 614-15; Year's Work in English Studies
90.1 (2011): 616, 649, 657-58, 680-81.
Mary Robinson, Nobody: A Comedy in Two Acts
(1794). Intro., Notes, and Contexts. Romantic Circles
. March 2013.
Selected Articles & Book Chapters
"Becoming Somebody: Refashioning the Body Politic in Mary Robinson's Nobody
." Studies in Romanticism
"'The glass of fashion and the mould of form': The Histrionic Mirror and Georgian-Era Performance." Eighteenth-Century Life
39.2 (April 2015): 30-65.
“‘Life is a tragicomedy!': Maria Edgeworth's Belinda
and the Staging of the Realist Novel.” Nineteenth-Century Literature
67.2 (September 2012): 139-176.
"John Philip Kemble" and "Sarah Siddons." The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature.
Ed. Frederick Burwick, Nancy Moore Goslee, and Diane Long Hoeveler. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 2: 723-730; 3: 1252-1261.
“Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback,” with Michael Gamer. Studies in Romanticism
48.2 (Summer 2009): 219-256. Reviewed: Oxford UP Year's Work in English Studies
90:1 (2011): 681.
- Winner, 2010 Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA) Article Prize
"Introduction," with Monika Class. Transnational England: Home and Abroad, 1780-1860
. Ed. Monika Class and Terry F. Robinson. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. 1-20.
“James Kenney.” Dictionary of Literary Biography
, Vol. 344: Nineteenth-Century British Dramatists. Detroit: Gale, 2008. 206-224.
“James Kenney’s Comedic Genius: Early Nineteenth-Century Character, Commerce, and the Arts in Raising the Wind
, The World!
, and Debtor and Creditor
.” Literature Compass
3.5 (Aug. 2006): 1082-1106.
“‘A mere skeleton of history’: Reading Relics in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey
.” European Romantic Review
17.2 (Apr. 2006): 215-227.
- Winner, 2005 North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Best Graduate Paper Prize
Rev. of The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre
, ed. Julia Swindells and David Francis Taylor (Oxford UP, 2014). Eighteenth-Century Fiction
27.3-4 (Spring-Summer 2015): 735-41.
Rev. of The Beaux' Stratagem
. By George Farquhar. Dir. Antoni Cimolino. Perf. Colm Feore. Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON. 20 Oct. 2014. Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research
28.2 (2014): 71-76.
Rev. of Entertaining Crisis in the Atlantic Imperium 1770-1790
, by Daniel O’ Quinn (Johns Hopkins UP, 2011). The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 55.2–3
(Summer/Fall 2014): 307-312.
Rev. of The Plays of William Godwin
, ed. David O'Shaughnessy (Pickering & Chatto, 2010) AND William Godwin and the Theatre, by David O'Shaughnessy (Pickering & Chatto, 2010). British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) Bulletin and Review 39
(Dec. 2011): 20-22.