My interests are late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century literary culture; early modern women writers; history of authorship, reading and handwritten culture; early modern social media and multi-modal literacy
education and training
- Ph.D. in English Literature (History), University of Cambridge - (Cambridge, United Kingdom) 1981
- B.A. in Honors in English and History, Wellesley College - (Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States) 1977
- Ezell, M. (2020). Lively Effigies: Memorial Ephemera. Eighteenth-Century Life. 44(2), 134-155.
- Ezell, M. (2018). Multimodal literacies, late seventeenth-century English illustrated broadsheets, and graphic narratives. Eighteenth-Century Studies. 51(3), 357-373.
- Ezell, M. (2017). Big books, big data, and reading literary histories. Eighteenth-Century Life. 41(3), 3-19.
- Ezell, M. (2015). The Times Displayed: Late Seventeenth-Century English Commemorative Broadsheets and Media Hybridity. The Yearbook of English Studies. 45, 12-34.
- Ezell, M. (2014). Dying to Be Read: Gallows Authorship in Late Seventeenth-Century England. Authorship. 3(1),
- Ezell, M. (2017). The Oxford English Literary History Volume V: 1645-1714: the Later Seventeenth Century. Oxford University Press.
- Ezell, M. (2016). Bathsua Makin and Mary More, with a Reply to More by Robert Whitehall Educating English Daughters: Late Seventeenth-Century Debates. ACMRS Publications.
- Killigrew, A., & Ezell, M. (2013). "My Rare Wit Killing Sin" Poems of a Restoration Courtier. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.
- Ezell, M. (2003). Social Authorship and the Advent of Print. JHU Press.
- Ezell, M. (1996). Writing Women's Literary History. JHU Press.
- EZELL, M. (2020). Epilogue. King, R. S. (Eds.), After Print: Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Cultures. 310-320. University of Virginia Press.
- Ezell-Mainzer, M. (2020). The Letter of the Lord: Seventeenth-Century Sectarian Women, False Professors, and Re-thinking Literacy. Marotti, A. (Eds.), New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, VI: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society 2011-2016. 311-320. ACMRS Press.
- Ezell, M. (2019). Invisibility Optics. Phillippy, P. (Eds.), A History of Early Modern Women's Writing. 27-45. Cambridge University Press.
- Margaret J. M. Ezell, .. (2019). Renaissance Englishwomen as Writers, Readers, and Patrons. Berensmeyer, I. (Eds.), Handbook of English Renaissance Literature. 182-202. De Gruyter.
- Ezell, M. (2018). Afterword: Mapping Early Modern Women’s Literary History. Knight, L., White, M., & Sauer, E. (Eds.), Women’s Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Reading, Ownership, Circulation. 274-278. University of Michigan Press.
awards and honors
- Fellowship conferred by Royal Historical Society - (London, United Kingdom) - awarded for contributions to historical scholarship 2019
recent teaching activities
chaired theses and dissertations
- Ozment, Kate Elizabeth (2018-05). The Author and the Agent: Women's Writing and Commercial Publishing in Early Modern England. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Moore, Shawn William (2017-08). Experimenting with Cavendish: The Heuretics of Social Literacy in the Writing of the Thrice Noble Princess, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Dezort, Steven Michael (2017-05). The Character of John Locke in the Eighteenth Century. (Master's Thesis)
- Bose, Soham (2015-08). Doing Time: The Black Experience of Prisons in Are Prisons Obsolete?. (Master's Thesis)
- Parker, Meghan Lee (2013-05). Writing Their Way In: The Dedicatory Epistles of Early Modern English Women Authors. (Doctoral Dissertation)
Texas A&M University; English; 4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227