|Asst Prof Samara Anne Cahill |
Division of English
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD University of Notre Dame 2009
- BA (Eng) (Special Hons) University of Texas at Austin 2001
- BA (High Hons) The University of Texas at Austin 2001
|Professor Samara Cahill joined the faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences school in 2009. Dr. Cahill graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with a PhD in eighteenth-century English and a graduate minor (concentration) in Gender Studies. During her time at Notre Dame she received several academic awards, including a Presidential Fellowship, a Gender Studies Pre-doctoral Fellowship, and a Dissertation Year Fellowship. She was awarded 1st place in the 2008 Notre Dame Graduate Research Symposium, Humanities Division. As a National Merit Scholar she earned her dual B.A from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001, graduating with High Honors in Plan II (the university's honors Liberal Arts program) and Special Honors in English.|
|Professor Cahill's area of expertise is literature written in England during the "long" eighteenth century (1660-1800). She focuses particularly on representations of women and the centrality of religion, education, and the concept of immortality to women's representations of themselves. Currently, she is researching the relationship between proto-feminism, "feminist orientalism," and Anglo-Ottoman representational strategies. More broadly, she is interested in proto-feminism and its relation to the Renaissance querelle des femmes; women writers and women's education; Anglo-Ottoman relations and representations; and representations of Catholics, Jacobites, and marginalized religio-political "others."|
|Current Projects |
- "Intelligent Souls": Women's Immortality and English Fiction, 1688-1800
- Samara Anne Cahill. (2010). 'Powers of the Soul': Wollstonecraft, Islam, and Historical Progress. Assuming Gender, 1(2), 21-43.
- Samara Anne Cahill. (2010). Porn, Popery, Mahometanism, and the Rise of the Novel: Responses to the London Earthquakes of 1750. Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, 2, 277-302.