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