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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: Joseph Bartolomeo

Contact Information:
201 South College
UMass
Amherst, MA 0l003-9274
p: 413-545-3407
f: 413-545-4171
bartolomeo@hfa.umass.edu

Professor and Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Joseph Bartolomeo received his A.B. at Georgetown University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard University. He joined the English department in 1986, and served as Chair from 2007 to 2013.  HIs principal research interest is eighteenth-century British literature, with particular focus on the novel, gender, and transatlanticism.. In addition to several articles, he is the author of A New Species of Criticism: Eighteenth-Century Discourse on the Novel (1994) and Matched Pairs: Gender and Intertextual Dialogue in Eighteenth-Century Fiction (2002), and the editor of  Susanna Rowson's 1798 novel Reuben and Rachel for Broadview Press (2009). He was elected to two terms on the Executive Board of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and served as eighteenth-century field editor for the Twayne English Authors Series. 

Areas of Specialization: 18th & 19th Century British Literature