Department of English

University of Toronto

Robinson, Terry F.

Terry F. Robinson 
trobinsonAssistant Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTM)
St. George Office Location, Jackman Humanities Building: Room 903
UTM Office Location: North Building, Room 299
Office Phone: 905-828-3769
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: By appointment
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Webmaster: Eighteenth-Century Studies Group (ECSG)  
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 on the novel, drama, and poetry have appeared in Studies in Romanticism, the European Romantic Review, and Nineteenth-Century Literature among others, and 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.

Faculty Bookshelf

Essay Collection

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.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal: A Comedy in Five Acts (1777). Intro., Notes, and Contexts. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press. In Progress.

Mary Robinson, Nobody: A Comedy in Two Acts (1794). Intro., Notes, and Contexts. Romantic Circles. March 2013.

Selected Articles & Book Chapters
 “Mary Robinson: A Popular and Critical History.” Oxford Handbooks Online in Literature. Ed. Thomas Keymer. Oxford University Press. In Progress. 

"The London Theatre Fires of 1808-1809 and the Old Price Riots." BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Felluga. In Progress.

“‘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

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