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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 18, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Juliette Merritt

Contract Academic Staff

Contact Information
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Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.4128 (Voice Mail)

Office Location: 3-127 Woods Bldg.
Office Hours: Tues. 3:30-4:00 and Thurs. 3:00-4:00 [Winter 2016]
Academic Background
  • PhD McMaster University 1998
  • MA McMaster University 1989
  • BA University of Toronto

Research Interests:

18th-century literature and visual culture, 18th-century feminist rhetoric, femininity and performance, literature and film, culture, sexuality, and evolutionary psychology, the novel



  • Beyond Spectacle: Eliza Haywood's Female Spectators, U of T Press, 2004


  • "Reforming the Coquette?: Eliza Haywood's Vision of Female Epistemology." Fair Philosopher: Eliza Haywood's Female Spectator. Eds. Don Newman and Lynn Wright, Bucknell University Press, 2006. pp 176-92.
  • "Originals, Copies and the Iconography of Femininity." Uncommon Reflections: Emerging Discourses in the Spectator. Ed. Donald Newman, University of Delaware Press, 2005, pp 41-58.
  • "Spying, Writing, Authority: Eliza Haywood's Bath Intrigues," Studies in Eighteenth-Centruy Culture, Volume XXX, (April: 2001): 183-199.
  • "'That Devil Curiosity Which Too Much Haunts the Minds of Women': Eliza Haywood's Female Spectators," LUMEN: Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Vol. XVI (1997): 131-146.