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


2019-20 Courses

  • ENGL 200 001/6.0 History of Literature in English
  • ENGL 290 001/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation – Reading Sterne’s Tristram Shandy
  • ENGL 841 Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature: 18th-Century Narrative Satire and the Novel

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.