Susan Morgan

Susan MorganDistinguished Professor of English
Faculty Affiliate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

283 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus
(513) 529 7540
morgansj@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973

M.A., University of Chicago

B.A., Philosophy, Northwestern University

TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Nineteenth-century British literature
  • Colonial/postcolonial/neocolonial theory
  • Feminist/gender theory
  • Literature of travel
  • Cultural studies
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • The Novel and Narrative Theory
  • Narratives of Travel in English
  • Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Gender Studies, Feminist Criticism and Theory
  • Colonial/Post-Colonial/Neo-Colonial Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • British Imperial Cultural History
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the King and IGoverness. University of California Press, 2008. Paperback, 2009. Second, Revised edition, Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2010. Thai edition, 2011.
  • “The ‘Sphere of Interest’: Framing late Nineteenth-Century China in Words and Pictures with Isabella Bird.” A Century of Travels in China: Critical Essays on Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s. Eds. Douglas Kerr and Julia Kuehn. Hong Kong University Press, 2007.
  • “Jane Austen, Travel, and International Relations.” Re-Drawing Austen: Picturesque Travels in Austenland. Ed. Beatric Battaglia. Bologna: Universita di Bologna Press, 2004.
  • “Designing Woman, Designing North Borneo.” Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia. Eds. Sonita Sarker and Esha Niyogi De. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2002.
  • “Chinese Coolies, Hidden Perfume and Harriet Beecher Stowe in Anna Leonowens’sThe Romance of the Harem.” White Women in Racialized Spaces. Eds. Samina Najmi and Rajini Srikanth. Albany, NY.: SUNY Press, 2002.
  • A critical edition of Ada Pryer’s 1894 A Decade in Borneo. Leicester University Press, 2001, For the Travel Series, Australian National University.
  • “Recent Studies in the Nineteenth Century.” Year in Review article on 200 books in nineteenth-century British studies. Studies in English Literature, 40, 4 (Autumn 2000).
  • Place Matters: Gendered Geography in Victorian Women’s Travel Writings about Southeast Asia. Rutgers University Press, February 1996.
  • A reading edition of Marianne North’s 1892 Recollections of a Happy Life, Vol I. The University Press of Virginia, 1993, for their Victorian Studies Series (cloth and paperback).
  • A reading edition of Anna Leonowens’s 1873 The Romance of the Harem. The University Press of Virginia, 1991, for their Victorian Studies Series (cloth and paperback).
  • Sisters in Time: Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction. Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • In The Meantime: Character and Perception in Jane Austen’s Fiction. The University of Chicago Press, 1980.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
  • 2011-12. Cloud Lecturer, College of William and Mary
  • 2009. Bombay Anna named one of "Best of The Best from the University Presses," American Library Association
  • 2007, 2004: Philip and Elaine Hampton Fund Award
  • 2005: Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate Faculty, Miami University
  • 2011, 2004, 1997: Assigned Research Appointment, Miami University
  • 2003, 1995: Nominee, Outstanding Professor Award
  • 2003. Fulbright Grant, Pune, India (regretfully declined)
  • 2000-. Miami University Distinguished Professor Award
  • 2000. Miami University Outstanding Professor Award
  • 2000. Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 1999. Jane Austen Society, North American Scholar Award
  • 1998-99: JASNA Traveling Scholar
  • 1997-98. Guggenheim Fellowship, "Anna Leonowens Biography."
  • 1994: Delta Delta Delta Outstanding Professor
  • 1993-94. NEH Fellowship, "Place Matters."
  • 1989: Mellon Faculty Development Grant
  • 1987: Huntington Library Research Fellow
  • 1985. Mellon Grant (gender theory in Australia)
  • 1983. ACLS Summer Research Grant, "Sisters in Time."
WORK IN PROGRESS

Professor Morgan is currently working on a book-length study of “traveling discourses” of colonial education in a range of forms, including the “Madras System” of monitorial education, colonial Mechanics Institutes, governesses and their emigration, and missionary schools in the Pacific.