Karen Weyler

Karen Weyler

Email: kaweyler@uncg.edu
Office: MHRA 3121
Phone: 336-334-4689

 

Education

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-1996
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-1990
B.A. Centre College-1988


Research Interests

Karen Weyler’s research and teaching interests are grounded in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century
American literature. She is particularly interested in the novel, periodical culture, the history of the
book, and early science fiction.  She is currently working on a book titled “Urban Printscapes:  One
Hundred Years of Print in the City” and is the Treasurer and Executive Secretary of the Charles Brockden
Brown Society.


Selected Publications

Books

  • Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown: The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1801-1807.
    Volume 3. Ed. by Robert Battistini, Michael Cody, and Karen A. Weyler. Lanham, MD: Bucknell
    University Press and Rowman and Littlefield, 2019. 542 pages.
  • Empowering Words: Outsiders and Authorship in Early America, 1760-1815.  Athens:  University of
    Georgia Press, 2013. 311 pages.
  • Intricate Relations: Sexual and Economic Desire in American Fiction, 1789-1814.  Iowa City:  University of Iowa Press, 2004.  292 pages..

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Historical Essay.” Co-authored with Robert Battistini and Michael Cody. Collected Writings of
    Charles Brockden Brown: The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1801-1807. Volume 3. Ed.
    by Robert Battistini, Michael Cody, and Karen A. Weyler. Lanham, MD: Bucknell University
    Press and Rowman and Littlefield, 2019. 473-498.
  • “Textual Essay.” Co-authored with Robert Battistini and Michael Cody. Collected Writings of
    Charles Brockden Brown: The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1801-1807. Volume 3. Ed.
    by Robert Battistini, Michael Cody, and Karen A. Weyler. Lanham, MD: Bucknell University
    Press and Rowman and Littlefield, 2019. 499-515.
  • “Pedagogy, Seriality, and Sincerity: Susanna Rowson’s Magazine Fiction.” Legacy: A Journal of
    American Women Writers 34.1 (2017): 162-71.
  • “Reanimating Ghost Editions, Reorienting the Early American Novel.”  Co-authored with
    Michelle Burnham. Early American Literature.  51.3 (2016):  655-64.
  • “Roundtable:  21st-Century Studies in the Early American Novel:  A Roundtable on the Thirtieth
    Anniversary of Revolution and the Word.”  Journal of American Studies.  50.3 (2016):  802-07.
  • “Introduction” to Kelroy, by Rebecca Rush. Ed. Richard Pressman.  San Antonio, TX:  St. Mary’s
    Press, 2014.
  • “The Sentimental Novel and the Seductions of Post-Colonial Imitation.”  The Oxford History of
    the Novel in English.  Vol. 5:  The American Novel from its Beginnings to 1870.  Ed. by J. Gerald
    Kennedy and Leland S. Person.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2014.  41-55.
  • “‘A Tale of Our Own Times’:  Early American Women’s Novels, Reprints, and the Seduction of the
    Familiar.” Early American Literature.  48.1 (2013):  229-240.
  • “John Neal and the Early Discourse of American Women’s Rights.”  Headlong Enterprise: John
    Neal and Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture.  Ed. Edward Watts and David J.
    Carlson.  Lewisburg:  Bucknell University Press, 2012.  227-46.
  • “A Different Feminist Scholarship:  Research Challenges in Eighteenth-Century America.”  Early
    American Literature 44.2 (2009):  417-21.
  • “Marriage, Coverture, and the Companionate Ideal in Early American Fiction.”   Legacy:  A
    Journal of American Women Writers 26.1 (2009):  1-25.
  • “An Actor in the Drama of Revolution: Deborah Sampson, Print, and Performance in the
    Creation of Celebrity.”  Feminist Interventions in Early American Studies.  Ed. Mary Carruth.
    Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006.  183-93.
  • “Literary Labors and Intellectual Prostitution:  Fanny Fern’s Defense of Working Women.”  South
    Atlantic Review 70.2 (2005):  96-131.
  • “Race, Redemption, and Captivity in the Narratives of Briton Hammon and John
    Marrant.”  “Genius in Bondage”:  Literature of the Early Black Atlantic.  Ed. Vincent Carretta and
    Philip Gould.  Lexington:  University of Kentucky Press, 2001.  39-53.
  • “‘The Fruit of Unlawful Embraces’:  Sexual Transgression and Madness in Early American
    Sentimental Fiction.”  Sex and Sexuality in Early America.  Ed. Merril D. Smith.  New York:  New
    York University Press, 1998.  283-313.
  • “Profile:  Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood.”  Legacy:  A Journal of American Women Writers
    15.2 (1998):  204-11.
  • “Creating a Community of Readers:  Mary Mebane’s Exploration of Difference
    in Mary and Mary, Wayfarer.”  Southern Quarterly 35.3 (1997):  43-54.
  • “‘A Speculating Spirit’:  Trade, Speculation, and Gambling in Early American Fiction.”  Early
    American Literature 31.3 (1996):  207-42.
  • “Melville’s ‘The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids’:  A Dialogue About Experience,
    Understanding, and Truth.”  Studies in Short Fiction 31.3 (1994):  461-69.

Selected Awards

  • Course (re)Design Grant, UNCG Teaching Innovations Office, in partnership with the US
    Department of Education Title III grant (Intentional Futures), 2016.
  • Malcolm and Mildred Freiberg Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015-16.
  • McLean Contributorship Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Library Company of Philadelphia and
    the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2008-09.
  • Maine Women Writers Collection Research Support Fellowship, University of New England,
    2007.
  • William Reese Company Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, 2004-05.
  • North Carolina Humanities Council Grant, co-investigator with Mary Ellis Gibson for “Making
    History Real:  A Seminar for High School Teachers on Southern Writing, Gender, and Race,”
    2004.
  • Research and Publication Faculty Development Award, Wake Forest University, 1996-97.
  • Stephen Botein Fellowship in the History of the Book, American Antiquarian Society, 1995-96.

Bookshelf

Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown Volume 3

Edited Collection by Karen Weyler