Rachel K Carnell (Prof. Carnell), Ph.D
 Title: Professor
 Dept: English
 Office: RT 1810
 Phone: 216-687-3973
 Email: R.CARNELL@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/english/faculty/carnell.html
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1810, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
British novel, narrative realism, Rise of the Novel, partisan politics, secret history, Delarivier Manley, Eliza Haywood, Charlotte Lennox, Jane Austen
Ph.D., English, Boston University, 1995
M.A., English, Boston University, 1989
B.A., French, Haverford College, 1984
Brief Bio:
As the English department's specialist in eighteenth-century British literature, I teach courses on the eighteenth-century British novel and other related topics, such as Restoration drama and eighteenth-century satire. I also teach courses on nineteenth-century novelists, including Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. I have written a book on the political history of the British novel, and I co-edited of a five-volume scholarly edition of the works of Delarivier Manley, an early eighteenth-century political satirist, about whom I have also written a biography; my research for this biography was supported by a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  I have written research articles about Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, Anne Bronte, Samuel Richardson, Charlotte Lennox, Delarivier Manley, and Jane Austen. I have published several research articles about  the political secret history, and I am co-editing a collection of essays for Cambridge University Press, entitled Secret History in Literature, 1680-1820.
Honors and Awards:
2014 - Golden Apple Award, Cleveland State Young Alumni Council

1993 - Angela J. and James J. Rallis Scholarship, Boston University

1983 - Phi Beta Kappa, Haverford College
Research Interests:
Eighteenth-century British Literature
The Rise of the Novel
Secret History
Eighteenth-century Political Satire
Delarivier Manley
Eliza Haywood
Jane Austen
Charlotte Lennox
Aphra Behn
Anne Bronte
Teaching Areas:
Eighteenth-century British literature (ENG 333/533)
The Rise of the Novel (ENG 350/533)
Satire (ENG 333/533/495)
Jane Austen (ENG 495)
The Bronte Sisters (ENG 495)
Writing about Literature (ENG 241)
Professional Affiliations:
Modern Language Associate (MLA)
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS)
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)
Research Grants:
2015 - Cleveland State Faculty Scholarship Initiative Award

2007-08 National Endowment for the Humanities, year-long fellowship

2004 Established Full-Time Faculty Research Grant, Graduate College, CSU

2000 Scholarly Travel Award, Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, CSU  

2000 Ohio Humanities Council grant for the Cultural-Crossings lecture series

1997 Established Full-Time Faculty Research Grant, Graduate College, CSU