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Nicolle Jordan

Nicolle Jordan

Associate Professor


Nicolle Jordan is an Associate Professor of British Literature. She teaches and writes about British literature and culture of the long eighteenth-century, with emphasis on landscape and women’s writing. She has published articles on Anne Finch, Jane Barker, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Elizabeth Montagu, Sarah Scott, and Maria Graham. Her manuscript-in-progress is entitled “Prolific Ground: Landscape in British Women’s Writing, 1690-1780.”

  • 18th-Century British Women Writers, Literature and Landscape (PHD) - Brown University (2002)
  • MA - Brown University (1999)
  • BA - Wesleyan University (1992)

Gardens and Landscapes in British Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
British Literatures of the Environment (co-taught with Dr. Damon Franke)
Women’s Literary History
World Literature: Marriage, the Primal Union: From the Old Testament to the New Normal
Literary Analysis

  • "Maria Graham’s Tropical Landscaping of Brazilian Independence" , eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the Tropics, 2022,
  • “‘Those Stately Palaces’: Tribute and Estates in the Work of Anne Finch and Jane Barker” , The Circuit of Apollo: Eighteenth-Century Women’s Tributes to Women, 2019
  • “Maria Graham’s Chilean Landscape of Independence.” , XVIII New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, 2019
  • “Anne Finch and the Fallen Country House.” , The Intellectual Culture of the British Country House. Eds. Matthew Dimmock, Andrew Hadfield, and Margaret Healy , 2015
  • “‘I Writ These Lines on the Body of the Tree’: Jane Barker’s Arboreal Poetics.”, Invaluable trees: cultures of nature, 1660-1830. Eds. Laura Auricchio, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook, and Giulia Pacini , 2012
  • “Gentlemen and Gentle Women: The Landscape Ethos in Millenium Hall.” , Eighteenth-Century Fiction , 2011
  • “A Creole Contagion: Narratives of Slavery and Tainted Wealth in Millenium Hall.” , Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature , 2011
  • “From Pastoral to Georgic: Modes of Negotiating Social Mobility in Elizabeth Montagu’s Correspondence.” , Eighteenth-Century Women , 2010
  • “Eastern Pastoral: ‘Female Fears’ and ‘Savage Foes’ in Montagu’s ‘Constantinople.’” , Modern Philology, 2010
  • Mark Netzloff, ed., John Norden’s The Surveyor’s Dialogue (1618): A Critical Edition. Ed. Mark Netzloff., Seventeenth-Century News , 2011
  • French (Limited Working)

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Areas of Expertise

British literature; 18th-century British literature; women's writing; women's literary history; landscape studies