TitleAssociate Professor of English and World Literatures
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
DepartmentWriting, Literature, and Language
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 global legacies of the French Revolution, as well as the oneiric in revolutionary drama and history. She has been a scholar-in-residence at NYU, and 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; 2016) 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).
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University
The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution (2013)
Editor of La Tribu indienne, ou Edouard et Stellina by Lucien Bonaparte (2006)
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 dreams and history in French revolutionary drama.