English @ OU

Jeremy W. Webster

Associate Professor

Dean, Honors Tutorial College

British Literature 1660-1820

Office: 35 Park Place
Office Phone: 593-2723
Office Hours: Call 593-2723 to make an appointment
Email: webstej1@ohio.edu
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Ph.D., English, University of Tennessee, 1999
M.A., English, Texas A&M University, 1994
B.A., History, Texas A&M University, 1992


Performing Libertinism in Charles II’s Court: Politics, Drama, Sexuality. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 261 pp.

“Rewriting Shylock: Thomas Holcroft, Semitic Discourse, and Antisemitism on the English Stage,” forthcoming in Re-Viewing Thomas Holcroft 1745-1809:  Essays on His Works and Life, eds. Miriam L. Wallace and A. A. Markley. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. September 2012.

“In and Out of the Bed-Chamber: Staging Libertine Desire in Restoration Comedy,” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 12.2 (Spring 2012).

“Queering the Seventeenth Century: Historicism, Queer Theory, and Early Modern Literature,” Literature Compass 5.2 (2008): 376-393.

“The ‘Lustful Buggering Jew’: Anti-Semitism, Gender, and Sodomy in Restoration Political Satire,” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 6.1 (2006): 106-124.

“Teaching Pamela and the History of Sexuality,” Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Samuel Richardson, Eds. Jocelyn Harris and Lisa Zunshine, New York: MLA, 2006. 56-62.

“Rochester’s Easy King: Rereading the (Sexual) Politics of the Scepter Lampoon,” English Language Notes 42.4 (June 2005): 1-19. Rpt. in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800. Vol. 140 (Detroit: Gale, 2008): 301-309.

“Sentimentalizing Patriarchy: Patriarchal Anxiety and Filial Obligation in Sir Charles Grandison,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 17.3 (April 2005): 425-442.


HC 250B: Honors Seminar
English 313: British Literature 1660-1800
English 326: Lesbian and Gay Literature
English 460: Literary Topics
English 464: Major British Authors

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