Teresa L Michals

Teresa L Michals

Teresa L Michals

Associate Professor

history of children's literature; eighteenth-century British literature; disability studies

Teresa Michals received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and teaches courses on the history of children's literature, nineteenth-century and late eighteenth-century literature, and composition. Her research and teaching focus on changing ideas about age, identity, bodies, and fiction. She has published articles in journals such as Nineteenth-Century Literature, Eighteenth-Century Studies, NOVEL, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and Disability Studies Quarterly, as well as essays in the edited collections The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture (Ashgate Press) and Literary Cultures and 18th-Century Childhoods (Palgrave). Her first book is For Adult Audiences: The Child, The Adult, and the English Novel (Cambridge, 2014), and her second, Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals: Other Amputee Officers in Nelson's Navy, is forthcoming with UVA Press.

Selected Publications

Books for Children, Books for Adults: Age and the Novel from Defoe to James. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals: Amputee Officers in Nelson’s Navy. University of Virginia Press, 2021.

“Other Amputee Officers in Nelson’s Navy,” Journal for Maritime Research. Volume 23, No. 1 (2021).

“Children Are Helpless”: 18th-Century Children’s Literature and Disability,” The Lion and the Unicorn, Fall 2021.

“’Infinite Others: Catherine Valente and Middle-Eastern Folklore,” article co-written with Fizza Fatima (undergraduate student).  Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Spring 2022.

 

Expanded Publication List

Books

Books for Children, Books for Adults: Age and the Novel from Defoe to James. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals: Amputee Officers in Nelson’s Navy. University of Virginia Press, 2021.

Articles

“Other Amputee Officers in Nelson’s Navy,” Journal for Maritime Research. Volume 23, No. 1 (2021).

“Children Are Helpless”: 18th-Century Children’s Literature and Disability,” The Lion and the Unicorn, Fall 2021.

“Age, Status, and Reading in the 18th-Century.” Literary Cultures and Eighteenth-Century Childhoods. Ed. Andrew O’Malley.  Palgrave, 2018.

“’Oh, Why Can’t You Remain This Way Forever!’: Children’s Literature, Growth, and Disability.” Co-authored with Claire McTiernan. Disability Studies Quarterly. Volume 38, No. 2. (2018).

"Invisible Amputation and Heroic Masculinity," Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 44, 2015, pp. 17-39 (2015)

“Henry James and the Invention of Adulthood.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction. 44:2 (2011).

"'Like a Spoiled Actress Off the Stage': Anti-Theatricality, Nature, and the Novel." Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 39 (2010).

"'Experiments Before Breakfast': Toys, Education, and Middle-Class Childhood." 

Nineteenth-Century Childhood and the Rise of Consumer Culture.  Ed. Dennis Denisoff.  Ashgate Press, 2008.

"'Sweet Gardening Labour': Merit and Hierarchy in Paradise Lost," Exemplaria 7 (1995): 499-518.

"Commerce and Character in Maria Edgeworth," Nineteenth-Century Literature 49 (1994): 1-20.

"'That Sole and Despotic Dominion': Slaves, Wives, and Game in Blackstone's Commentaries," Eighteenth-Century Studies 27 (1993-94): 195-217.

Reviews

Review of Eva Konig, The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Vicissitudes of the Eighteenth-Century Subject. Review of English Studies (2015)

Review of Over the River and Through the Woods: an Anthology of 19th-Century American Children's PoetryThe Times Literary Supplement.  May 7, 2014.

Review of Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer.  XVIII New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century.  

Review of Isolated Cases: The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and Romantic Literature by Nancy Yousef.  Modern Philology 104 (2006): 138-141.

Forthcoming

“’Infinite Others: Catherine Valente and Middle-Eastern Folklore,” article co-written with Fizza Fatima (undergraduate student).  Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Spring 2022.

“Childhood, Status, and Age” (7500 words) in A History of Children’s Literature in English. Volume I: Origins to 1830. Ed. Louise Joy. Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Entry on Joachim Heinrich Campe, The New Robinson Crusoe (1000 words) in The Cambridge Guide to The English Novel, 1660-1820. Ed. April London.

In Progress

“’Eccentric Gentleness’: Evangelical Masculinity and the Spatial Turn,” article submitted to Nineteenth-Century Contexts.