Texas Tech University

Marta Kvande

Associate Professor of English
Literature; Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Email: marta.kvande@ttu.edu

Office: 432

Ph.D. University of Delaware, 2002

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Dr. Kvande specializes in eighteenth-century British literature, women writers, the history of the novel, and the history of the book. Her current project is titled "Novel Mediations: Negotiating Print and Manuscript in the Eighteenth-Century Novel" and traces how the novel remediates both print culture and manuscript culture to generate cultural and literary authority for itself as an emerging genre in the long eighteenth century.

Website: http://myweb.ttu.edu/mkvanda/

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Selected Publications

  • Restoration Printed Fiction. Searchable database of fictions printed 1660-1700 and allowing searches by title, author, bookseller, and other terms, as well as by textual features such as the presence of prefaces, chapters, advertisements for other books, errata, and so on. 
  • “The Mediation Is the Message: Charles Johnstone's Chrysal (1760).” With Emily Gilliland Grover. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, vol. 32, no. 4, 2020, pp. 535-557 
  • “'Had you no lands of your own?': Seeking Justice in The Female American (1767).” Women's Studies, vol. 45, no. 7, 2016, pp. 684-98.  
  • “The Removes of Harriot Stuart: Charlotte Lennox and the Birth of the Western.” With Sara Spurgeon. Before the West Was West: Critical Essays on Pre-1800 Literature of the American Frontiers, edited by Amy T. Hamilton et al., U of Nebraska P, 2014, pp. 213–38.   
  • “Printed in a Book: Negotiating Print and Manuscript Cultures in Fantomina and Clarissa.” Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 46, no. 2, 2013, pp. 239-57.  
  • “Reading Female Readers: The Female Quixote and Female Quixotism.” Masters of the Marketplace: British Women Novelists of the 1750s, edited by Susan Carlile, Lehigh UP, 2011, pp. 219–41.  
  • “Jane Barker's Exilius: Politics, Women, Narration, and the Public.” New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction: “Hearts Resolved and Hands Prepared” Essays in Honor of Jerry C. Beasley, edited by Christopher D. Johnson, University of Delaware Press, 2011, pp. 127–43. 
  • Everyday Revolutions: Eighteenth-Century Women Transforming Public and Private. Co-edited with Diane E. Boyd. U of Delaware P, 2008.  
  • “Frances Burney and Frances Sheridan: Epistolary Fiction and the Public Sphere.” Everyday Revolutions: Eighteenth-Century Women Transforming Public and Private, edited by Diane E. Boyd and Marta Kvande, U of Delaware P, 2008, pp. 159–87.  
  • “Jane Barker and Delarivière Manley: Public Women against the Public Sphere.” Eighteenth-Century Novel, vol. 5, 2006, pp. 143–74.  
  • “The Outsider Narrator in Eliza Haywood's Political Novels.” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 43, no. 3, 2003, pp. 625–43. 

Awards and Service

  • Noel Collection Fellowship, Spring 2021 
  • Texas Tech Competitive Funding for Creative Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Award, Spring 2013 
  • President, South-Eastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2019-2021 
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for Literature, Creative Writing, and Linguistics, Department of English, TTU, 2017-2020 
  • Director of Literary Studies, Department of English, TTU, 2014-2017