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Fiona Brideoake

Assistant Professor
Department of Literature

  • Fiona Brideoake’s teaching and research focuses on British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Her particular interests include Bluestocking feminism, queer historiography, Jane Austen, sociability and material culture, and eighteenth-century Shakespearean editing.

    Professor Brideoake completed her doctorate at the Australian National University (ANU), and has previously taught at the ANU and the University of Melbourne. She has held research fellowships at the Huntington Library, San Marino; the Lewis Walpole Library of Yale University; and the University of Melbourne; and received the ANU J.G. Crawford Prize for 2007. Professor Brideoake has published on Jane Austen and sexuality, the Ladies of Llangollen, Bluestocking sociability, and Shakespearean filmmaking. She has completed a manuscript entitled The Ladies of Llangollen: A Queer Romantic History, and is currently working on sexuality and literary domesticity in relation to Harriet Bowdler’s 1807 The Family Shakespeare
  • Degrees

    PhD, Literature, Screen and Theatre Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BA (Double Honors), English and Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association

    Executive Member 2002-3

  • Modern Language Association

    Member

  • Australasian and Pacific Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

    Member

  • Australasian Association for Literature

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

       
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    18th century British literature and culture

       
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    Bluestocking feminism

       
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    Queer historiography

       
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    Eighteenth-century Shakespearean editing

       
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    Jane Austen

       
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    Milton

       
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    Feminist literary criticism

       

Selected Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

       
  • "Henry V," Shakesqueer. Ed. Madhavi Menon. Durham and London: Duke UP, forthcoming 2009.
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    "Jane Austen and Sexuality," in A Companion to Jane Austen. Ed. Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite. Malden MA and Oxford UK: Blackwell, Dec. 2008. 456-66.

       
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    "The Republic of Pemberly: Politeness and Citizenship in Virtual Sociability," 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century "Special Issue: Minds, Bodies, Machines," 7 (2008). http://www.19.bbk.ac.uk/

       
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    "Shakespeare in Love and the Re-writing of History," in Shakespeare's Local Habitations, Eds. R.S. White and Krystyna Courtney. Lodz: Lodz UP, 2007. 229-41.

       
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  • "'Extraordinary Female Affection': The Ladies of Llangollen and the Endurance of Queer Community." Romanticism on the Net 36-37 (2004-5).

Book Reviews

       
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    Rev. of Feeling Backwards: Loss and the Politics of Queer History by Heather K. Love. Criticism. Forthcoming 2009.

       
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    Rev. of Looking for Sex in Shakespeare by Stanley Wells. Traffic: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal 6 (2005): 210-13.

       
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  • Rev. of Deleuze and Religion ed. Mary Bryden. St. Mark's Review 2 (2003): 40-41.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

       
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    J.G. Crawford Prize, ANU (Awarded for the best Doctoral dissertation in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 2007), 2008

       
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    Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, January, 2004

       
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    Faculty of Arts Fieldwork Grant, ANU, August, 2003

       
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    Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, July, 2003

       
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    Australian Postgraduate Award, ANU (PhD scholarship), 2002-2006

       
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    Vice-Chancellor's Supplementary Scholarship, ANU (Awarded to highest nationally and internationally ranked graduate applicants), 2002-2006

       
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    University Medal in English, ANU (Awarded for outstanding academic achievement by Honors students in the Faculty of Arts), 2001

       
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    Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, ANU (Awarded for academic excellence in undergraduate studies), 2001

       
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    National Undergraduate Scholarship, ANU (Awarded to highest nationally ranked undergraduate applicants), 1996-2001

       

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