Patricia Michaelson

Associate Professor - Arts And Humanities (Retired)

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]


Teaching Austen and Her Time
2001–2001 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, New Orleans
Wit and Women
2002–2002 British Women Writers Conference, Madison
Trial Narratives: The Case of Mary Blandy, Parricide
1992–1992 North American Conference on British Studies, Boulder
Reconstructing Woman's Language and the Languages of Women
1999–1999 British Women Writers Conference, Albuquerque
Does SOTL Serve the Humanities? The Case of Literary Studies
2006–2006 IS-SOTL,Washington DC

Additional Information

Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Friends Association for Higher Education
  • Modern Language Association
  • 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 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