164 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
Professor and Chair of the English Department
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 Chief Undergraduate Advisor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Chair before becoming Chair in 2007.
Bartolomeo's principal research interest is eighteenth-century British literature, with particular focus on the novel and on gender issues. 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). He recently completed an edition of Susanna Rowson's novel Reuben and Rachel (1798) for Broadview Press. 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.