Elizabeth Dillon

Elizabeth Dillon

Faculty
Elizabeth Dillon

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon teaches courses in the fields of early American literature, Atlantic theatre and performance, and transatlantic print culture. She is the author of New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849 (Duke University Press, 2014), which won the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History from the American Society for Theatre Research, and The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004), which won the Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication in the Humanities at Yale University. She is co-editor with Michael Drexler of The Haitian Revolution and the Early U.S.: Histories, Geographies, Textualities (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). She has published widely in journals on topics from aesthetics, to the novel and performance in the early Atlantic world, to Barbary pirates and zombies. She is the Co-director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College and the former the chair of the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association. She currently serves on the editorial boards of CA: Journal of Cultural Analytics and the Women Writers Project and has served on the editorial boards of Early American Literature and American Literature and the advisory board of PMLA. She is the founder of the award-winning crowd-sourced digital archive Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, and the co-founder and co-director of the Early Caribbean Digital Archive.