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Megan Cole (she/her/hers)


Research Interests

  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Women Writers

Research Description

My current book project explores the importance of singleness, celibacy, and asexuality in early feminist literature from 1660-1760.


  • PhD English Literature, UIUC, 2023
  • MA English Literature, UIUC, 2018
  • BA English, Psychology, University of Alabama, 2015

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 Peer Essay Prize
  • 2020 Ruth Schurman Brookens Graduate Award for Demonstrated Excellence in the Teaching of First-Year Writing
  • 2019 English Department Undergraduate Literature Teaching Award

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 206: Enlightenment Literature and Culture (Instructor)
  • ENGL 115: Intro to British Literature (Instructor)
  • ENGL 209: British Literature to 1800 (TA)
  • RHET 105: Research and Writing (Instructor)