Kathleen Lubey Appointed Book Review Editor of ECS

The Executive Board is pleased to announce that the next Book Review Editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies will be Kathleen Lubey, Professor of English at St. John’s University, New York. Her three-year appointment will begin in July 2022.


A prolific and widely recognized scholar of sexuality and gender studies, feminist theory, and the history of pornography, Prof. Lubey was promoted to Full Professor in 2020. She is the author of What Pornography Knows: Sex and Social Protest Since the Eighteenth Century (Stanford 2022) and Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760 (Bucknell 2012). Her publications also include a recent co-edited special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation on the “The Novel as Theory" and articles in ELH, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, differences, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Studies in Romanticism, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. She has been awarded research fellowships by the Walpole, Beinecke, and Chawton House Libraries.


The Officers and Executive Board of ASECS wish to thank Professor Jennifer Thorn of Saint Anslem College for her outstanding service as Book Review Editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies.


Mark Boonshoft

ASECS Executive Director


Ramesh Mallipeddi

Editor, Eighteenth-Century Studies