Caroline Bolt

Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities
Tags: British Literature Early American Literature Literary Theory Form, Craft, and Genre Gender Studies Creative Writing LIT

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Humanities, Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas - 2012
Master of Fine Arts - Writing
Sarah Lawrence College, New York - 1996
B.A. - British Literature
University of California, Los Angeles - 1991


 “Anna Maria Bennett” and “Regina Maria Roche” in the Ashgate Research Companion to Romantic Women Writers, Ann Hawkins and Maura Ives, Eds. (Farnham: Ashgate, forthcoming)  - publications
 “Sarah Ellis’s The Women of England: Domestic Happiness and Gender Performance,” Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 37.3 (Spring 2015); 183-195  - publications
 “Mediating Happiness: Performances of Jane Austen’s Narrators,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, vol. 42 (Baltimore; London: The John Hopkins University Press, 2013): 271-289  - publications


Teaching Experience
University of Texas at Dallas [2010–2016]
Periods of English Literature: Beowulf to the Romantics (Spring 2016) Early American Literature (Summer 2013) Rhetoric and Composition (2008-10; Fall 2013) Literary Analysis (2010-2012)


UCLA College Honors -
UCLA English Departmental Honors -


American Happiness and Scottish Sympathy; Or, How the Idea of Sympathy Informs America’s Pursuit of Happiness
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), San Antonio, 2012 
Invisible Hands: Gender Performance and Domestic Happiness in Sarah Ellis’s The Women of England Series
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 2011 
The Imagination, Happiness, and Fiction in Johnson’s Rasselas and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Vancouver, 2011 
What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?” : Money and the Myth of Happiness in Sense and Sensibility
 Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA), Albuquerque, 2011 
Paternalism, Liberalism, and Identity in Dickens’s Great Expectations
British Scholar Society, University of Texas, Austin, 2010 


  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, member 
  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, member