Department of English

Emily Friedman

Emily Friedman Associate Professor
9002 Haley Center
(334) 844-9002
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Office Hours

  • Monday Research Leave
  • Tuesday Research Leave
  • Wednesday Research Leave
  • Thursday Research Leave
  • Friday Research Leave


Emily C. Friedman received her BA from Bryn Mawr College, her MA from the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York, and her PhD from the University of Missouri.   Her teaching and research interests center on the eighteenth-century. She is particularly interested in the "conversational" aspects of literary works, including notions of adaptation, print culture, book history, correspondence, education, reading practice, and the interaction between performance and prose. Her current research attempts to understand constructions of (and resistance to) ending and closure in the eighteenth century.

Representative Publications

  • "Wanderer's End: Understanding Burney's Approach to Endings." The Burney Journal 10. (2010)
  • "Remarks on Richardson: Sarah Fielding and the Rational Reader" Eighteenth-Century Fiction (Winter 2010, issue 22:2)
  • "'To such as are willing to understand' : Considering Heterogeneity in Fielding's Imagined Readers" in Masters of the Marketplace: British Women Novelists of the 1750s, edited by Susan Carlile. Lehigh University Press, 2010.

Last Updated: January 22, 2019