Dr Nicole Pohl
Reader in Early Modern Literature and Critical Theory
- Renaissance Literature Core module
- Special Subject: The State of Utopia; British and French Orientalism
- MA English Studies
- PhD Supervisions
Nicole works on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature with a particular interest in women's writing and utopias/utopianism.
She has published and edited books on women's utopian writing in the seventeenth and eighteenth century, European salons and epistolarity and is currently editing the complete letters of Sarah Scott, funded by Oxford Brookes University and the AHRC. Nicole Pohl is welcoming MA/PhD projects that concern any aspect of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature, utopias and utopianism.
She is on the Management Committee of COST Action IS0901: Women’s Writing in History, financed by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) over the next four years. The COST Action will promote the preparation of a large scale research project to lay the groundwork for a new history of European women’s participation in the literary field of the centuries before 1900. See: http://www.womenwriters.nl/index.php/Project_news
Nicole is the General Editor of the interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal Utopian Studies. For enquiries, please contact her on: email@example.com and see: http://www.utoronto.ca/utopia/journal/index.html
Nicole is also a co-convenor of "Restoration to Reform" which is the English Faculty seminar for eighteenth-century studies at the Oxford University. "Restoration to Reform" meets fortnightly to hear papers by visiting academics from a range of faculties and disciplines. Since the first meeting in 1986, the character of the seminar has been scholarly, interdisciplinary and convivial. For further information see: http://restorationtoreform.blogspot.com/
Membership of Professional Bodies
Modern Language Association
British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
Society for Utopian Studies
Nicole Pohl and Brenda Tooley, eds., Gender and Utopia in the Eighteenth Century : Essays in English and French Utopian Writing (Ashgate, 2007)
Nicole Pohl, Women, Space and Utopia, 1600-1800 (Ashgate, 2006)
Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, eds., Reconsidering the Bluestockings (San Marino: Huntington Library Press, 2002)
Rebecca D'Monté and Nicole Pohl, eds., Female Communities 1600-1800: Literary Visions and Cultural Realities (London: Macmillan, 2000)
"Utopianism after More: the Renaissance and Enlightenment" in The Cambridge Companion to Utopianism, ed. by Gregory Claeys (Cambridge University Press, 2010), 51-78.
“’Relative Values’: Utopian Households in Sarah Scott’s Work and Correspondence", in The Emotional Household in Europe, ed. by Susan Broomhall (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
‘“Passionless Reformers”: The Museum and the Utopian City’, in Architecture of the Museum, ed. by Michaela Giebelhausen (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002),127-143
''Of Mixt Natures': Questions of Genre in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World', in A Princely Brave Woman: Collected Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, ed. by Stephen Clucas (London: Scolar Press, 2002), 51-68
'Aemilia Lanyer and Ben Jonson', in A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, ed. by Michael Hattaway (Oxford: Blackwells, 2000), 224-232
''In this Sacred Space': The Construction of a Female Separatist Space in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century England', in Female Communities 1600-1800: Literary Visions and Cultural Realities, ed. by Rebecca D'Monté and Nicole Pohl (London: Macmillan, 2000), 149-165
'Das utopische Gedankengut in den Werken von Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673)', in Utopische Projekte, ed. by Gisela Engel and Brigitte Marx (Forum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung, 1998), 105-116
‘“Perfect Reciprocity”: Salon Culture and Epistolary Conversations’. Women’s Writing 13.1 (March 2006): 139-159.
''Sweet place, where virtue then did rest': The Appropriation of the Country-house Ethos in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall', Utopian Studies, 7.1 (1996): 49-59
July 2005: Organisation of the Annual Conference of the Society for Utopian Studies at New Lanark
June 2005 ‘“Perfect Reciprocity”: Salon Culture and Epistolary Conversations’. Paper given at Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York
June 2004 ‘An Emblem of Themselves’: The Country House as Utopia’. Paper given at Women and the British Country House 1650-1900 Conference, University of York
June 2003 ‘Architecture and Utopia: Lady Mary Hamilton’s Munster Village’. Paper given at Enlightenment Utopias Conference at Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York
November 2003 ‘Wunsch-Räume, Schreib-Räume: Die querelle des femmes and Utopia’. Paper given at querelle des femmes Conference, University of Frankfurt