Research Stream

Lisa O'Connell

Lisa O'Connell is a senior lecturer in the School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland, and an Associate Investigator (2011-17) at CHE. Lisa specializes in eighteenth-century British literature. Her research interests include sentimental fiction, theories of enlightenment and secularization and early global literatures. She has published articles on marriage law and literature, popular anthropology, travel narrative, libertinism, and courtesan memoirs. She teaches courses on the history of the novel, the literature of enlightenment, and Gothic fiction.

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Love and Cruelty: the personae, styles and affects of libertinism

Post-revolutionary Loss, Malaise and Redemption: The Colonial Projections of Therese Huber

Relevant Publications

O'Connell, Lisa. 'The Libertine, the Rake, and the Dandy: Personae, Styles, and Affects'. In The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature, edited by Ellen McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen, pp. 218–238. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

O'Connell, Lisa. 'Sir Charles Grandison, natural law and the fictionalisation of the 18th-Century English gentleman'. Intellectual History Review, 23.3 (2012): 1–15.

O'Connell, Lisa. ''By ordinance of nature': Marriage, religion, and the modern English state'. Parergon 28.2 (2011): 149–166.