Joanne Elizabeth Myers

Associate Professor




Campus Box 0397


Breidenbaugh Hall
Room 422
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


BA Tutorial College of Ohio University
MA University of Chicago
PhD University of Chicago

Joanne Myers received her B.A. in English from the Tutorial College of Ohio University and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. Before coming to Gettysburg, she was a Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Valparaiso University. Her teaching interests include the literature and culture of the eighteenth century in Britain, the history of the novel, and literature and philosophy. Her articles on the body’s place in sentimental culture and on the role of enthusiasm in works by Daniel Defoe, Mary Astell, and Damaris Masham have appeared in such journals as Gender & History, Restoration, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. Her current research focuses on the relative secularity of the Enlightenment in Britain.