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Jennifer Snead

Snead, Jennifer

Associate Professor

Office: 204

Short Articles
Other Publications
Work in Progress

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  • The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.  March 2014 - present



  • "Protestant Dissent," forthcoming in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789
  • “Sermons,” in Johnson in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
  • "Teaching the transatlantic Evangelical Revival," in Teaching the Transatlantic, (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012):  103-115.
  • “Epic for an information age:  The Theater Licensing Act and Pope’s Dunciad of 1743,” English Literary History, vol. 77, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 195-216.
  • “Print, Predestination, and the Public Sphere:  Transatlantic Evangelical Periodicals, 1740-1745,” Early American Literature, vol. 45, no. 1 (2010):  93-118.
  • “The Work of Abridgments:  Readers, Editors, and Expectations,” Reading in History:  New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition (Pickering and Chatto, 2010):  77-90.
  • “Evangelical Literacies:  Predestination and Print, 1739-1740,” Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, no. 1 (2009):  83-108.
  • "Religion and Eighteenth-Century Literature," Literature Compass 5/4 (2008): 707–720, 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2008.00557.x
  • “Disjecta Membra Poetae:  The Aesthetics of the Fragment in Johnson’s Lives of the English Poets,” in The Age of Johnson:  A Scholarly Annual, vol. 15 (2004); 37-56.


Short Articles

  • “John Bell,” in The Oxford Companion to the History of the Book, ed. Jonathan Rose. Oxford, 2010.
  • “Bell’s Dramatists of Great Britain” in The Oxford Companion to the History of the Book, ed. Jonathan Rose. Oxford, 2010.
  • “British and Foreign Bible Society,” in The Oxford Companion to the History of the Book, ed. Jonathan Rose. Oxford, 2010.
  • “Cheap Repository Tracts,” in The Oxford Companion to the History of the Book, ed. Jonathan Rose. Oxford, 2010.


Other Publications

  • Contributor for the Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (ABES), database of annotations of scholarly articles



  • “No Exit?  Recent Scholarship on Pope.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 38.2 (Winter 2005): 349-355.
  • “Evangelical History:  David Hempton’s Methodism:  Empire of the Spirit"  n+1 magazine  August 2005. (online publication)
  • Rev. of  Life After Death:  Widows and the English Novel, Defoe to Austen, by Karen Bloom Gevirtz. Intertexts. pp. 79-81, Vol. II, Issue I (Spring 2007).
  • “The mind in motion:  a review of Harriet Kirkley’s A Biographer at Work:  Samuel Johnson’s Notes for the ‘Life of Pope’,” in The Eighteenth Century:  Theory and Interpretation 48. 2 (2007): 173-179.
  • Review of Carol Stuart, The Eighteenth-Century Novel and the Secularization of Ethics, in Review of English Studies, 63.259 (April 2012): 329-330.
  • Review of Misty Anderson, Imagining Methodism in Eighteenth-Century Britain, forthcoming in Religion & Literature




  • Creative Arts & Humanities Grant, Texas Tech University, 2012
  • Duke University Divinity School Summer Wesley Seminar, 2009
  • Research Enhancement Fund Grant, Texas Tech University, 2007-2008
  • Gloria Lyerla Travel Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 200700
  • Newberry Library Short-term Fellowship, 2005
  • McNeil Center for Early American Studies Research Fellow, 2004-06
  • Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowship, 2004
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Humanities Forum, 2002-03
  • Library Company of Philadelphia Research Fellowship, 2002
  • Aston Magna Academy Fellowship, 1997


  • Charter Member, Phi Beta Kappa of Texas Tech
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Delta of Pennsylvania, 1994


Work in Progress

  • Book project: Responsible Readers: early Methodism and popular literacy, 1740-1830
  • Article: "Evangelical Feminism:  The 'Extraordinary Call' of Mary Bosanquet Fletcher"
  • Article: "Transatlantic Calvinism in Print:  The Case of Anne Dutton"