Dr. Hilary Donatini
Hilary Teynor Donatini is a native of Bucyrus, Ohio. After earning a B.A. at The College of Wooster in 1998, she went on to The University of Wisconsin-Madison, finishing a Ph.D. in 2006 and teaching at both UW-Madison and a UW branch campus before joining Ashland's English department. She is the chair of the English department and the faculty advisor for Ashland University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society. Donatini led a study tour to London in May 2009 and plans to do so again.
"Spotless Minds and Cultural Memory: Teaching Future Teachers in the United States." Forthcoming in Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries.
“The Holy House of Loreto: Politics and Idolatry in the Long Eighteenth Century.” Forthcoming in 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era.
“Moral and Medical Diagnosis in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda.” The Eighteenth-Century Novel 8 (October 2011): 247-69.
“A Partridge in the Family Tree: Fixity, Mobility, and Community in Tom Jones.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 17.3 (April 2005): 349-72.
Professor Donatini’s long-term project is a book on the concept of English liberty in the works of Tobias Smollett, and she is currently revising an article manuscript related to that project for submission to a journal. She has written reviews for The Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography.
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Ashland University’s English department teaches students to read well, think carefully and write clearly, logically and creatively with the goal of achieving intellectual rigor and contextual understanding.