Susan S. Lanser

Susan S. Lanser is Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University.  Her scholarship encompasses work in narratology, the novel, feminist theory, sexuality studies, eighteenth-century European literature and culture, and the French Revolution.  Her books include The Narrative Act:  Point of View in Prose Fiction (1981), Fictions of Authority:  Women Writers and Narrative Voice (1992), and The Sexuality of History:  Modernity and the Sapphic 1565-1830 (2014), honored by the American Historical Association, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Lamba Literary Foundation.  Her most recent anthology, co-edited with Robyn Warhol, is Narrative Theory Unbound:  Queer and Feminist Approaches (2015).

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