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Dr Caroline Gonda

Fellow

Subject: English

1996
Henry Philpott College Lecturer in English; Director of Studies

Dr Caroline Gonda has been a Fellow and Director of Studies in English at St Catharine's since 1996. She has also published essays and articles on British eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture, on literature and sexuality, and on lesbian feminist criticism and theory. She supervises St Catharine's students for Practical Criticism, Critical Theory, eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature, Tragedy, and Love, Gender, Sexuality 1740-1824; she also sometimes teaches for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies.

A video of Dr Gonda as part of lgbtQ+ @ cam's "Queer(y)ing the Curriculum" series can be watched here.

  • Lesbian Dames: Sapphism in the Long Eighteenth Century (co-edited with John C. Beynon, Ashgate Press, 2010)
  • Queer People: Negotiations and Expressions of Homosexuality 1700-1800 (co-edited with Chris Mounsey, Bucknell University Press, 2007)
  • Reading Daughters’ Fictions 1709-1834: Novels and Society from Manley to Edgeworth (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Tea and Leg-Irons: New Feminist Readings from Scotland, ed. Caroline Gonda (Open Letters, 1992)
  • “Women’s Sexuality”, virtual special issue of the journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction, February 2019, https://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/womenssexuality/
  • “Love and Loss in Wartime: An Unpublished Narrative by Pamela Frankau (1908-67)”, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 22, 4, 446-458 (2018)
  • “Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West” in Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-Garde, ed. Jane Alison and Coralie Malissard (Barbican and Prestel, 2018)
  • “Defying Convention”, in Queer British Art 1867-1967, ed. Clare Barlow (Tate Publishing, 2017)
  • “Writing Lesbian Desire in the Long Eighteenth Century”, in The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature, ed. Jodie Medd (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 107-21
  • “Queer Materiality and the Woman Writer's Grotesque Body in Maria Edgeworth's Angelina, or, l'amie inconnue (1801)”, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 17, 3-4, 279-90 (2013)
  • “The Odd Women: Charlotte Charke, Sarah Scott, and the Metamorphoses of Sex”, in John C. Beynon and Caroline Gonda, eds., Lesbian Dames, 111-125
  • “‘A rollercoaster of a life with everything in it’: Pamela Frankau (1908-67)”,  in Frederick Roden, ed., Jewish/Christian/Queer: Crossroads and Identities (Ashgate Press, 2009), 181-203
  • “Lesbian Feminist Criticism”, in Gill Plain and Susan Sellers, eds, A History of Feminist Literary Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2007), 169-86
  • “Lesbian Narrative in The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu”, British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 29.2, 191-200 (2006)
  • “Promoting the interests of virtue: Robert Porrett’s Clarissa, or the Fatal
  • Seduction  (1788)”, British Journal for  Eighteenth-Century Studies, 25,173-83 (2002)
  • “Misses, Murderesses and Magdalens: Women in the Public Eye”, in Elizabeth Eger, Charlotte Grant, Clíona Ó Gallchoir and Penny Warburton, eds., Women, Writing and the Public Sphere 1700-1830 (Cambridge University Press, 2001), 53-71
  • "The Rise and Fall of the Improvisatore", Romanticism,  6,2, 195-210 (2000)
  • “Lodore and Fanny Derham’s Story”, Women’s Writing,  6, 3, 329-44 (1999)
  • “An Other Country?  Mapping Scottish/Lesbian/Writing” in Christopher Whyte, ed., Gendering the Nation: Studies in Modern Scottish Literature (Edinburgh University Press, 1995), 1-24
  • “Sarah Scott and ‘The Sweet Excess of Paternal Love’”, Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 32, 3, 511-35 (1992)
  • ‘“Exactly Them Words’: Histories of a Murderous Daughter”, in Gonda, ed., Tea and Leg-Irons, 63-82