Dana Gliserman Kopans is an associate professor in the Department of Literature, Communication, and Cultural Studies.  She works in eighteenth-century British literature and culture, and her interests are in gender and in the intersections of legal, medical, and cultural history.  Her teaching interests include the Medical Humanities, British Literature, Children's and Young Adult literature, and other topics in literary and cultural studies. She serves as an associate editor of The Burney Journal, and is currently working on early modern theories of conception. Other work concerns her personal obsessions of tea and chocolate.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University

Publications

  • “Anna Milliken, Plantagenet: Or, Secrets of the House of Anjou. A Tale of the Twelfth Century (1802).” The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel 1600-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Mrs. Burke, The Secret of the Cavern (1805).” The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel 1600-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Anne Julia Kemble Hatton, Secrets in Every Mansion; Or, The Surgeon’s Memorandum-Book. A Scottish Record. (1818).” The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel 1600-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • The Burney Journal, Vol. 14 (2017).
  • The Burney Journal, Vol. 13 (2016).
  • “'One cannot be too secure': Wrongful Confinement, or, the Pathologies of the Domestic Economy.” Enabling: The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Chris Mounsey. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2014.
  • “'With the Affection of a Parent': The Invention of the Patriarchal Mad-Doctor.” The English Malady: Enabling and Disabling Fictions. Ed. Glen Colburn. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.