MWASECS Officers

President: Jennifer Frangos, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Jennifer Frangos is Associate Professor of eighteenth-century British literature at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has published essays on Aphra Behn, Anne Lister, Delarivier Manley, and eighteenth-century ghost stories, and is completing a book manuscript on discursive practices of sex between women in eighteenth-century British print culture. With Cristobal Silva, she edited the collection Teaching the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century (2010). She also serves as editor of the academic journal, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.

Past President: Susan Spencer, University of Central Oklahoma

Secretary-Treasurer: Jeanne Hageman, North Dakota State University

Newsletter Editor: Jeanine Casler, Northwestern University

Jeanine Casler has been newsletter editor since the fall of 2010. She teaches various courses in writing and literature (from Engineering Design and Communication to the Gothic novel) at Northwestern University. She has published on eighteenth-century women novelists, the representations of aging in literature, and widowhood, among other topics, and her edition of Clara Reeve’s School for Widows (University of Delaware Press) came out in 2000. Her current project is a book on women writing satire during the long eighteenth century, which will provide further evidence (with all due respect to Christopher Hitchens and Jerry Lewis) that women are funny and have been for some time.

Website Manager: Geremy Carnes, Lindenwood University

Geremy Carnes is Assistant Professor of English at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He has published essays on Elizabeth Inchbald and John Dryden, and is currently at work on a book exploring representations of English Catholics in eighteenth-century literature.

Members-at-Large: Scott Breuninger, University of South Dakota; Sheila Hwang, Webster University; Sharon Smith, South Dakota State University