Promoted to the rank of professor in 1999, Dr. Battigelli specializes in Restoration
and Eighteenth-Century English literature. She is the author of Margaret Cavendish and the Exiles of the Mind (1998), which was named a Choice Outstanding Title. Together with Laura M. Stevens,
she edited a special topics double issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on “English Women and Eighteenth-Century Catholicism” (2013). She is now completing
a book called John Dryden and English Catholicism. Her recent articles include works on the religious context of Restoration print
culture, early modern science, women writers, book history, and satire. Together with
Eleanor Shevlin, she administers a web site devoted to digital bibliography called
Early Modern Online Bibliography (emob): http://earlymodernonlinebib.wordpress.com. She has been invited to lecture at the University of Tulsa, Downside Abbey, Auburn
University, Harvard’s Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Hamilton College,
and the CUNY Graduate Center’s eighteenth-century seminar. During the 2004–2005 academic
year, she was a Carey Senior Fellow at Notre Dame University’s Erasmus Institute.
She won the State University’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.
She was visiting professor of English at Boston University in spring 2008.
She has been a frequent panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities. She
was president of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in
2007. She has served as both book review editor and as a member of the editorial board
for 1650-1850: Ideas, Inquiries and Aesthetics in the Early Modern Era. She is currently on the editorial board of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. She is also a contributing editor for the Scriblerian. She is frequently invited to serve as an external reviewer for other colleges and
universities for tenure, promotion, honors theses, and dissertation theses. She is
a manuscript reader for academic journals and university presses.
Dr. Battigelli contributes generously to the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, mentoring new
faculty within the humanities, coordinating the English Department’s minor program,
and its new internship program. She is a devoted and highly acclaimed teacher.
Co-editor, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, special topics issue on “English Catholic Women Writers, 1660–1829,” forthcoming,
Margaret Cavendish and the Exiles of the Mind. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky,
1998. [Selected as a Choice Outstanding Title for 1998].
“John Dryden’s Trojan Horse: Religio Laici” in MLA Approaches to Teaching John Dryden,
ed. Lisa Zunshine and Jayne Lewis, forthcoming.
“Two Dramas of the Return of the Repressed: Dryden and Lee’s Oedipus and the Popish
Plot,” Huntington Library Quarterly, 75:1 (March 2012), 1–25.
“Forum on Electronic Resources” (co-edited with Eleanor Shevlin), Age of Johnson,
21 (January 2012), 255–338.
“‘Tis the Press that has Made ‘um Mad’: Titus Oates’s Plot, Anti-Catholicism, and
Print Culture,” in Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution, ed. Vincent Carey.
(Washington: Folger Library, 2004), 147–160.
“Resisting the New Science: Anne Conway, Henry More, and the Problem of Pain,” in
Science and the Imagination in Early Modern England, ed. Kevin Cope. (New York: AMS
Press, 2004), 223–242.
“Dryden’s Angry Readers,” in An Anatomy of Readers, ed. Jennifer Andersen and Elizabeth
Sauer. (Pennsylvania: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), 261–281.
“The Case of Mary Wollstonecraft: Biographical Facts and Problems,” Biography and
Source Studies, 6 (2001): 61–77.
“‘To Conclude Aright Within Ourselves’: Narcissus Luttrell and the Burden of the Protestant
Reader, 1678–88,” in The Reader Revealed, ed. Sabrina Baron. (Washington, D.C.: The
Folger Shakespeare Library, 2001), 75–84.
“Margaret Cavendish and Thomas Hobbes,” in Women Writers and the Early Modern Political
Tradition. Ed. Hilda L. Smith. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 40–55.
“Virginia Woolf’s Wild Goose Chase: Orlando as Biographical Criticism,” Biography
and Source Studies 4 (1998): 41–56.
“’To Tune Our Sorrows and Instruct the Crowd’: The Cultural Work of Dryden’s Threnodia
Augustalis,” in Talking Forward/ Talking Back, ed. Kevin Cope. (New York: AMS Press,
“Between the Glass and the Hand: The Eye in Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World,” 1650–1850:
Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 2 (1996): 25–38.
“Nature, Time, and Translation: Dryden’s ‘To the Memory of Mr. Oldham’ and the Poetic
Tradition,” Restoration 14 (Spring 1990): 22–32.
“Some Current Publications,” Restoration 13 (Fall 1989): 95–114.
“Dryden and Oldham ‘Near Ally’d’,” Notes and Queries ns 233 (June 1988): 174–75.
“The Schema as an Index to Joyce’s Narrative,” James Joyce Quarterly 22:3 (Spring
John Dryden and Catholicism: Religion and Politics in Restoration London.