Jennifer Keith Jennifer Keith

Contact Information

Office: MHRA 3322
At UNCG Since: 1997


Ph.D. Emory University
B.A., summa cum laude, Rollins College

Research Interests

Dr. Keith specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, with particular concentrations in poetry, women’s writing, and satire. Her current research is focused on the poems and plays of Anne Finch, textual editing, and manuscript and print circulation.

Selected Publications

  • Co-author with Claudia Kairoff. A two-volume critical edition of the works of Anne Finch. New York: Cambridge U P, forthcoming.
  • “Poetry, Sentiment, and Sensibility.” A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry. Ed. Christine Gerrand. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. 127-41.
  • Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2005.
  • “The Formal Challenges of Antislavery Poetry.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 34 (2005): 97-124.
  • “Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762): Haughty Mind, Warm Blood, and the ‘demon of poesie.’” Women and Poetry, 1660-1750. Ed. Sarah Prescott and David Shuttleton. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2003. 79-87.
  • “‘Pre-Romanticism’ and the Ends of Eighteenth-Century Poetry.” The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry. Ed. John Sitter. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 2001. 271-90.
  • “The Poetics of Anne Finch.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 38.3 (1998): 465-80.

Awards and Honors

  • NEH fellowship, 2007-8.
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Women’s Caucus Editing and Translation Fellowship, 2005-6.
  • Linda Arnold Carlisle Award for Research Excellence in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2006.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, UNCG, 2005.
  • Fellowship, National Humanities Center, Summer Institutes in Literary Study, 2004.


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