Robinson, Terry F.Terry F. Robinson
Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty (UTSG); Undergraduate Instructor (UTM)
Associate Faculty: Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies (CDTPS)
Affiliate Faculty: Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture (BHPC)UTSG Office Location:
Jackman Humanities Building: Room 903UTM Office Location:
New North Building: Room 5264Office Phone:
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On Leave Fall 2018-Fall 2019Terry F. Robinson's Homepage
Organizer, with John Savarese, NASSR 2020 Conference: "Romanticism and Vision"
Chair: Vincent A. De Luca Lecture Series
Steering Committee and Webmaster: Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
Co-Organizer and Webmaster: Work in Nineteenth-Century Studies (WINCS) Colloquium
Terry F. Robinson
specializes in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British literature and culture. She is currently finalizing a monograph entitled Reading the Passions: Acting, Gestural Legibility, and Expressive Truth, 1750-1830
, which examines how eighteenth-century histrionic theory and practice influenced literary, artistic, and cultural innovation in the Romantic period. A former fellow with the Lewis Walpole Library (Yale University) and the Huntington Library (San Marino, CA), her work has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Life
, European Romantic Review
, Romantic Circles
, Studies in Romanticism
, Nineteenth-Century Literature
, and BRANCH
, among others. 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; Art and Aesthetics; History of the Novel; Transnational Literatures; Gender and Sexuality; Women Writers
BooksReading the Passions: Acting, Gestural Legibility, and Expressive Truth, 1750-1830
. In Progress.The Visual Life of Romantic Theatre.
Ed. with Diane Piccitto. In Progress.Transnational England: Home and Abroad, 1780-1860.
Ed. with Monika Class. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. Reviewed: Oxford UP Year's Work in English Studies
89.1 (2010): 614-15; Oxford UP Year's Work in English Studies
90.1 (2011): 616, 649, 657-58, 680-81; Sara L. Pearson, Brontë Studies
36.2 (April 2011): 197-199.Editions
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal
(1777). Intro. and Contexts. Under contract with Broadview Press.
Mary Robinson, Nobody: A Comedy in Two Acts
(1794). Intro., Notes, and Contexts. Romantic Circles
. Web. March 2013.Selected Articles & Book Chapters
"Monstrous Muteness," with Jeffrey N. Cox. In Progress.
"Theatrical Sightlines." The Visual Life of Romantic Theatre. Ed. with Diane Piccitto. In Progress.
"The History of Sophia Shakespear" (1753), and "Chit-Chat; or Natural Characters; and The Manners of Real Life" (1755). The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820
. Ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Forthcoming.
"Eighteenth-Century Connoisseurship and the Female Body." Oxford Handbooks Online
. Oxford University Press. Web. 10 May 2017.**Winner, Ted Cohen Prize, American Society for Aesthetics (ASA)
"Becoming Somebody: Refashioning the Body Politic in Mary Robinson's Nobody
." Studies in Romanticism
55 (Summer 2016): 143-184. Revised and reprinted in Fashion and Authorship: Literary Production and Cultural Style from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Gerald Egan. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming 2019.
**Winner, Percy G. Adams Prize , Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) "National Theatre in Transition: The London Patent Theatre Fires of 1808-1809 and the Old Price Riots." BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History.
Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Web. 29 March 2016.
"'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. Reviewed: Oxford UP The Year's Work in English Studies
96.1 (2017): 609.
“‘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." The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature.
Ed. Frederick Burwick, Nancy Moore Goslee, and Diane Long Hoeveler. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 2: 723-730.
"Sarah Siddons." The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature.
Ed. Frederick Burwick, Nancy Moore Goslee, and Diane Long Hoeveler. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 2: 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.
"Introduction," with Monika Class. Transnational England: Home and Abroad, 1780-1860. Ed. Monika Class and Terry F. Robinson. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 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. Reviewed: Oxford UP’s Year’s Work in English Studies 87.1 (2008): 735-736.
Rev. of Romanticism and Theatrical Experience: Kean, Hazlitt, and Keats in the Age of Theatrical News
, by Jonathan Mulrooney (Cambridge UP, 2019). Studies in Romanticism
, Forthcoming 2019.Rev. of Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late-Georgian and Regency England
, by Jim Davis (Cambridge UP, 2015). The Wordsworth Circle
47.4 (Autumn 2016): 200-202. Rev. of She Stoops to Conquer.
By Oliver Goldsmith. Dir. Martha Henry, The Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON, May 16-Oct. 10, 2015. Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research
30.1-2 (May 2016): 121-127.Rev. of The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre, 1737-1832
, 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, The Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON, July 31-Oct. 11, 2014. Restoration and 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.