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Dr. Erin M. Keating

Assistant Professor
Office: 612 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-8135
Email: erin.keating@umanitoba.ca

Education: PhD (Simon Fraser University),
MA (Concordia University),
BA Honours (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Dr. Erin Keating

Recent Courses:

  • Scandal, Sex and Satire: Restoration and 18th Century Secret History
  • Sensational Novels/Novels of Sensation
  • Restoration Comedy: Performing Women
  • Representative Literary Works

Research Interests: Secret history, celebrity, 18th-century studies, Restoration theatre, pre-novelistic fiction, affect theory, queer theory, print culture

Current Project: Secret History and its London Audiences, 1660-1720: Affective Communities is a monograph investigating the relationships between the Restoration theatre and secret histories about the post-Restoration Stuart courts. Focusing on the reception practices associated with these genres, the project is organized around two key "affective ideologemes" (Ngai) and seeks to demonstrate the importance of affective reception for defining genre and for revealing the formative constraints of power within aesthetic pleasure. This project has been generously supported by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Recent Publications:

  • “Secret History and Restoration Drama.” The Secret History in Literature, 1660-1820. Eds. Rebecca Bullard and Rachel Carnell. Cambridge UP,  2017. 46-59.
  • “Interrupting Pleasure: Ideology and Affect in Delarivier Manley’s The New Atalantis.” New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth-Century Literature: Power, Sex, and Text. Eds. Aleksondra Hultquist and Elizabeth J. Mathews. Routledge, 2017. 75-91.
  • "In the Bedroom of the King: Affective Politics in the Restoration Secret History." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 15.2 (Spring 2015): 58-82.
  • "Envious Productions: Actresses, Audiences and Affect in the Restoration Playhouse." Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture 1660-1700 37.2 (Fall 2013): 37-53.
  • "The Female Link: Citation and Continuity in Watchmen." Journal of Popular Culture 45.6 (2012): 1266-1288.