Hilary Donatini

Dr. Hilary Donatini

Chair, English Department
Associate Professor of English
Building: 
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Office Number: 
117
Department: 
Phone: 
419.289.5224

Bio

  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2007
  • Teaches courses such as history of English language, 18th-Century English literature, 17th-Century English literature, themes and topics in literature, studies in Shakespeare, The Poem, British Literature and Composition I and II
  • Research areas include British Literature 1660-1800, Historical and philosophical contexts for literature, Genre and form, and Histories and theories of satire and humor
  • Currently writing a book on the justices of the peace in 18th-century British literature. Other publications include: "'Something for an Executive': Satire in Terry Gilliam's Brazil." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 35.2 (2018): 119-36; "Smollett's Justices." The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual 23 (2015): 273-300; “The Holy House of Loreto: Politics and Idolatry in the Long Eighteenth Century.” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 21 (2014): 207-27; "Spotless Minds and Cultural Memory: Teaching Future Teachers in the United States." Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries 5.1 (2013); “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.
  • Taught at both UW-Madison and a UW branch campus before joining AU

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. and M.A.
The College of Wooster, B.A.

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