Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Christopher Fanning

Associate Professor

PhD City University of New York

  • Restoration and eighteenth-century poetry and prose
  • satire
  • the sublime
  • the encyclopaedia
  • print culture
  • Laurence Sterne
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Alexander Pope


2020-21 Courses

  • ENGL 330 001/6.0 Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (1660-1790)
  • ENGL 431 001-3/3.0 Topics in Restoration and 18th‐Century Literature I – Sensibility and the Sublime
  • ENGL 842 Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature II: Literature in the Age of Sensibility and the Sublime

Recent Publications

“The Encyclopedic Ethos: Authorship in British Encyclopedias of the Eighteenth Century,” Age of Johnson 21 (2011): 123–42.

“Sterne and Print Culture,” The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne, ed. Thomas Keymer (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009), 125–41.

“The Scriblerian Sublime,” Studies in English Literature 45.3 (2005): 647–67.