503 Denney Hall
Areas of Expertise
- Long eighteenth-century literature
- Early American literature
- Captivity studies
- Women's, gender and sexuality studies
- Speech act theory
- PhD, Miami University, 2012
- MA, University of Louisville, 2007
- BA, Lindsey Wilson College, 2004
Sonya Lawson-Salmasi specializes in long eighteenth-century transatlantic literature, captivity studies, gender studies, speech act theory and literature and writing pedagogy. She has taught classes in the Department of English at Ohio State for four years. Her first year writing courses focus on crime and punishment in American popular culture (1110.01) or horror and fear in literature (1110.02). While the majority of her teaching is in the First-Year Writing Program, she has also taught ENG 3372: Special Topics in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature and ENG 4592: Special Topics in Women in Literature and Culture.
- “‘Obtain but Their Consent’: Agency and Female Speech in Love in Excess.” Spectacle, Sex and Property in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture. Ed. Julie A. Chappell and Kamille Stone Stanton. New York: AMS Press, December 2015.
- “‘They Hold Their Tongues Before You’: Cavendish, Sophocles, and the Female Political Speech Act.” In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism 16.2 (Fall 2010): 95-102.
- “A New, American Lucretia: Jane McCrea and the Formation of an American Republic.” Pennsylvania Literary Journal 1.2 (2009): 30-47.
- “Shadows and Houses: Politics and Place in Our Nig and Mansfield Park.” MP: An Online Feminist Journal. Special Issue: Race and Gender. 2.4 (2009).