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Cecilia Feilla

Dr. Feilla received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. Her teaching and research interests include 18th-century literature, drama and performance theory, genre studies, urban literature, and the literature of revolution. Her current research focuses on seduction and education in 18th-century novels and plays, as well as on Enlightenment-era medievalisms. She has been a scholar-in-residence at NYU and a research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. and the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum of the Philipps Universität-Marburg, Germany. Her work on the 18th century has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Life, The Yale Journal of Criticism, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, as well as various collected volumes. Her books include The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution (2013) and a critical edition of the novel, La Tribu indienne, ou Edouard et Stellina (The Indian Tribe, or Edouard and Stellina, 1799) by Lucien Bonaparte (2006). She is the former Director of British Literature for the Northeast Modern Language Association (2008-2010).


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In Brief

Cecilia Feilla is a specialist in Eighteenth-Century Literature with an emphasis on genre, performance, and revolution. She teaches a wide range of courses in literature, theory, and writing.

Title/Position

Associate Professor of English and World Literatures
Chair, Department of English and World Literatures

Department

English and World Literatures

Email

cfeilla@mmm.edu

Phone/Ext

646 393-4122

Degree(s)

B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University

Recent Work

The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution (2013)

Editor of La Tribu indienne, ou Edouard et Stellina by Lucien Bonaparte (2006)

Research

Cecilia Feilla’s research interests include 18th-century literature, drama and performance theory, genre studies, urban literature, and the literature of revolution. She is currently at work on a book on seduction and education in 18th-century novels and plays.

Professional Experience

Director of British Literature for the Northeast Modern Language Association (2008-2010)