Alexis McQuigge

Sessional Lecturer
PhD (University of Waterloo); MA (McGill University); BA Hons. (University of Guelph)

Office: AH 363
Phone: 306-585-4306

Current classes
Winter 2023: ENGL 100-004

Research interests

  • The Restoration and Eighteenth Century
  • Themes of Madness and Monstrosity in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Jane Austen

I focus primarily on women’s writing by lesser-known English novelists, especially Eliza Haywood and Penelope Aubin.  

My research includes work on female travellers (especially female castaways), women held in captivity (both in England and abroad), and on Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters

A new project is going to focus on domestic neglect in the eighteenth century, and the ways in which the lack of a genuine caretaker disrupts the course of young women’s lives in English literature.

An ongoing side project involves an exploration of themes of monstrosity and the way it relates to female transgression in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.