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Megan L. Peiser

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Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 530 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4186   
Email: [email protected]
Website: meganpeiser.com
Twitter: @MeganPeiser

Dr. Peiser welcomes emails from all Native and Indigenous students at OU about matters both academic and personal.

PhD, University of Missouri
MA, Texas Tech University
BA, Texas Tech University

Research and Teaching Interests:
Literature of the "long" eighteenth century, women writers, book history and bibliography, print culture, digital humanities, periodical studies, material culture, history of the novel, research methods,Native American and Indigenous literature and culture and scholarly editing.

Current Projects:

  • The Marguerite Hicks Project
  • The Review Periodical and British Women Novelists, 1790-1820 (monograph manuscript)
  • The Novels Reviewed Database, 1790-1820 (open-access database)              


“Reviewing Women: The Novel According to Romantic Women Reviewers” in The Edinburgh Companion to Women’s Print Media in Britain, Vol I. (1690s-1820s). Eds. Jennie Batchelor and Manushag Powell. Edinburgh University Press, 2018

Entries on novelist Emma Parker: “Elfrida, Heiress of Belgrove (1811);” “Fitz-Edward; Or, The Cambrians. A Novel. Interspersed with Pieces of Poetry (1811);” “Aretas (1813);” “Self Deception (1816).” The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

“Reading Eighteenth-Century Review Periodicals,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 12.4 (Dec 2017)

Review: “Emory Women Writers Project, Database of Women’s Travel Writing, and The Bluestocking Archive.” Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830. September 2016

“Citing Seeds, Citing People: Bibliography and Indigenous Memory, Relations, and Living Knowledge-Keepers” in Special Issue of Criticism: “New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text.” Eds. Lisa Maruca and Kate Ozment. Vol. 64 no. 4.

Co-Editor with Jocelyn Hargrave, “‘Women and other undesirables’: Female Creative and Technical Labourin Nineteenth-Century Print Culture.” Special edition of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Vol 18 no 2. (Summer 2022)

“A Fallow Season for Eighteenth-Century Studies” for “Critical Conversations” series in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretations Vol. 63 no. 1 (Spring 2022).

“The Enlightenment” in Libraries, Archives, Museums: Western Cultural Heritage Institutions Through the Ages. Co-Written with Emily Spunaugle. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.

We Have Always Been Here: Indigenous Scholars In/And Eighteenth-Century Studies” Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Vol. 33 no. 2 (Winter 2021) pp. 181-188. DOI:10.3138/ecf.33.2.181.

An Indigenous Future is for Everyone” in Antiracism in the Contemporary University series of Los Angeles Review of Books. July 6, 2021.

“William Lane and the Minerva Press in the Review Periodical, 1790–1820” Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840. Special Issue: The Minerva Press and the Literary Marketplace, eds. Elizabeth Neiman and Christina Morin. Issue 23 (Summer 2020), pp. 124-148. DOI:10.18573/romtext.76.

Courses Dr. Peiser Teaches:

Lower Level

  • English 2100 -- Introduction to Literary Studies
  • English 2300 -- British Literature Survey: Ephemeral Literatures

Upper Level

  • English 3220 -- Observing and Recording the Eighteenth-Century World
  • English 3330 -- Beginnings of the English Novel
  • English 3530 -- Indigenous Literature of North America
  • English 3600 -- Fiction: Frame Narratives
  • English 4900 -- Capstone Seminar: Histories and Theories of the Book
  • English 4900 -- Indigenous Archives and Food Sovereignty
  • English 4980 -- Major Authors: Anonymous


  • ENG 5812 -- Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and the Work of Scholarly Editing

Department of English, Creative Writing and Film

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3700
fax: (248) 370-4429