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Patricia Michaelson

Patricia Michaelson

Associate Professor

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Committee on Comparative Studies in Literature
University of Chicago - 1985
University of Chicago - 1977
Kirkland College, Clinton, N.Y. - 1975


Language and Gender in Emma, in Approaches to Teaching Jane Austen 's Emma, ed. Marcia Folsom McClintock, MLA, 2004 2004 - Publication
Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading and Speech in Austen and Her Time, Stanford University Press, 2002 Second edition (paper), 2004 2002 - Publication
Faith and the Profession, Profession 1998, 179-85. 1998 - Publication
Religion and Politics in the Revolution Debate: Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, The French Revolution Debate in English Literature and Culture, ed. Lisa Plummer Crafton (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1997), pp. 27-40. 1997 - Publication
Religious Bases of Eighteenth - Century Feminism: Mary Wollstonecraft and the Quakers, Women 's Studies 22 (1993): 281-95. 1993 - Publication
The Wrongs of Woman as a Feminist Amelia, The Journal of Narrative Technique 21 (1991): 250-61. 1991 - Publication
Reading Pride and Prejudice, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 3 (1990): 65-76. 1990 - Publication
Women in the Reading Circle, Eighteenth-Century Life n.s. 13, no. 3 (1989): 59-69. 1989 - Publication


Associate Professor of Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [2000–Present]
Assistant Professor of Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1992–2000]
Assistant Director and Assistant Professor
Emory University, Atlanta, GA [1990–1992]
Assistant Director
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts [1988–1992]
Loyola University of Chicago [1985–1987]
University of Chicago [1983–1985]


Speaking Volumes: Literature and the Languages of Women
2000–2000 American Comparative Literature Association, Yale University
Polite and Plain Speech; Or, Amelia Opie Quakerized
1999–1999 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Milwaukee
Reconstructing Woman's Language and the Languages of Women
1999–1999 British Women Writers Conference, Albuquerque
'To Dissect a Woman's Tongue': Theorizing Women's Speech in the Eighteenth Century
1998–1998 Aphra Behn Society, Daytona Beach
Elocution, Belles-lettres, and the Training of Orators
2000–2000 Northwest Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland

Additional Information

Professional Recognitions
  • Victor Worsfold Outstanding Teaching Award, UTD, 2003
  • Finalist, MLA Prize for a First Book, 2003
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of English, Yale University, fall 2001
  • Special Faculty Development Award, UT-Dallas, 2001-2002
  • NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, 1991, Yale University
  • High honors awarded to dissertation, 1985, University of Chicago
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1980-1981
  • Snowday Memorial Essay Prize, 1980, University of Chicago
  • Graduate fellowship, 1977-1980, University of Chicago
  • Presser Foundation Prize Scholarship in Music, 1974
  • School of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas
    • Executive Committee, 2005-
    • Co—Chair, overall SACSCOC assessment
      • Chair, Literary Studies SACSCOC assessment
    • Organized SOTL working group, 2005-
    • Supervise TA-taught sections of Literary Analysis
    • Graduate Studies Committee
    • Review Committees, Search Committees
  • University of Texas at Dallas
    • SACSCOC Assessment Committee
    • Core Committee for the Support of Women and
    • Minorities (Chair), 2000-2001
    • Library Committee
    • Academic Senate
    • Association of Professional Women
  • External service
    • Book review editor, Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, 2002-2006
    • Referee for PMLA, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Romantic Pedagogy Commons, Univ. of Michigan Press
Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Friends Association for Higher Education
  • Modern Language Association