1. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  2. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  4. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  5. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
Department of English Graduate Programs
Lisa M Logan

Lisa M Logan, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in English from University of Rochester (1993)

Research Interests

Early American literature; literature by women; personal narratives, including autobiography, diary, and memoir; early American captivity, crime, travel, and cross-dressing narratives; feminist theory; American novel; theories of space and place; manuscript and material culture approaches

Recent Research Activities

Logan is working on recovering 18th-century literary manuscripts by women using archives in the U.S., UK, and Ireland.

Selected Publications


  • Resources for Teaching the Bedford Anthology of American Literature. Vol. 1. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2008. Rev. 2nd ed., 2014.


  • Forthcoming "Territorial Agency:  Negotiations of Space, Place, and Empire in the Domestic Violence Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey and Anne Home Livingston." Women's Narratives and the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire. Ed. Mary McAleer Balkun and Susan C. Imbarrato.  New York: Palgrave, 2016. 215-228.
  • “Thinking with Toni Morrison’s A Mercy.” (A Response to “Remembering the Past:  Toni Morrison’s Seventeenth Century in Today’s Classroom”). Early American Literature 48.1 (2013): 193-99.

  • “The Difference Teaching Equiano Makes: Notes on Teaching The Interesting Narrative in the Undergraduate American Literature Survey.”  Teaching Equiano’s Narrative: Pedagogical Strategies and New Perspectives. Ed. Eric LaMore.  Knoxville:  U of Tennessee P, 2012. 255-274.

  • “Blogging the Early American Novel.”  Transformations:  A Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy.  22.1 (Spring/Summer 2011):  119-123. 

  • "The Importance of Women to Early American Study." Early American Literature. 44.3 (2009): 641-48.
  • “Columbia’s Daughters in Drag; or, Cross-Dressing, Collaboration, and Authorship in Early American Novels.” Feminist Interventions in Early American Literature. Ed. Mary Carruth. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama P., 2006. 240-252.
  • “’And the Ladies in particular’: Constructions of Femininity in The Gentleman and Ladies Town and Country Magazine and Ladies Magazine, and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge.” Periodical Literature in Eighteenth-Century America. Ed. Sharon M. Harris and Mark L. Kamrath. Knoxville, Tennessee: U of Tennessee P, 2005. 277-306.
  • “’Cross-Cultural Conversations’: The Indian Captivity Narrative.” Blackwell Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America. Ed. Ivy T. Schweitzer and Susan Castillo. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005: 464-79.
  • “’Dear Matron—‘: Constructions of Women in Eighteenth-Century American Periodical Advice Columns.” Studies in American Humor. 3.11 (2004): 57-62.
  • “Race, Romanticism, and the Politics of Feminist Literary Study: Harriet Prescott Spofford’s “’The Amber Gods.’” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 18.1 (2001). 35-51.
  • “Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Conventional Nineteenth-Century Domesticity.” Approaches to Teaching Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Ed. Elizabeth Ammons and Susan Belasco Smith. New York: MLA, 2000. 46-56.
  • “Encouraging Feminism: Teaching The Handmaid’s Tale in the Introductory Women’s Studies Classroom.” Teaching Introduction to Women’s Studies: Expectations and Strategies. Ed. Barbara Scott Winkler and Carolyn DiPalma. Westport: Bergin, 1999. 191-200.
  • “The Anxieties of Authorship: Gender, Agency, and Textual Production in Eighteenth-Century America.” Review 21 (1999): 257-64.
  • "'There is no home there': Captivity and Restoration in Spofford's 'Circumstance.'" Safe Space: Violence and Women’s Writing. Ed. Julie Tharp and Tomoko Kuribayashi. Albany: State U of New York P, 1997. 117-30.
  • Introduction. Critical Essays on Carson McCullers. Ed. Beverly Lyon Clark and Melvin Friedman. New York: Hall, 1996. 1-16.
  • "Nobody Knows Best: Carson McCullers' Plays as Social Criticism." Southern Quarterly 33. 2-3 (1995): 23-34. [Co-author: Brooke Horvath]
  • "Mary Rowlandson's Captivity and the 'Place' of the Woman Subject." Early American Literature 28.3 (1993): 255-77. [Honorable Mention, Richard Beale Davis Prize for Best Essay in EAL 1993]

Miscellaneous Publications

  • “Domestic Fiction.” American History Through Literature, 1820-1870. Ed. Janet Gabler-Hover, Robert D. Sattelmeyer. New York: Charles Scribners Sons (Thomson Gale), 2006.
  • “American Women’s Autobiography: Early Diarists and Memoirists.” Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography. Ed. Victoria Boynton and Jo Malin. Greenwood Press, 2005. 32-42.
  • “Bodies in Space: Reading Gender and Race in Context.” Early American Literature 38.3 (2003): 521-26.
  • "Julia Ward Howe." American Travel Writers, Volume II, 1851-1901. Ed. Donald Ross and James Schramer. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 189. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1998: 166-71.
  • "Mary Lewis Kinnan." American Women Prose Writers to 1820. Ed. Carla Mulford, et al. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 200. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1998: 217-20.


2018-2019 Davida Deutsch Fellowship in Women's History, Library Company of Philadelphia.
2016-2017. UCF Competitive Sabbatical Award.
2015. UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.


No courses found for Spring 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90739 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Not Online

LIT 6936/Logan/TOPIC: Women and/in Early American Cultural Studies

This course approaches (primarily 18thcentury) early American cultural and textual productions from a cultural studies perspective.  Using this approach, we will focus on women’s own words and works and on texts about or addressed to women; in each case we will consider how women represented themselves and were represented.  In taking a cultural studies approach, the course also privileges artifacts or objects associated with women and their representation in culture.  These artifacts and objects include books (almanacs, cookbooks, domestic, health, and conduct manuals), manuscripts (letters, commonplace books), and other productions, such as clothing, baskets, and needlework.  We will consider these artifacts in relation to the places where they were made and used, such as the kitchen, sickroom, drawing room, private closet, garden, classroom, public square, theater, museum, and wilderness.  Primary source materials draw heavily on digital archives, especially Evans Digital database(Early American Imprints, Ser.1). 

Students will develop their own areas of expertise through a 15-week research project culminating in a conference paper and presentation with an accompanying online research portfolio and undergraduate study guide.  In addition, students will complete two brief essays and lead one class presentation.

No courses found for Summer 2019.

No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80814 ENG6950 Capstone Course Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) W 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM Not Online

In this required course for the MA in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies, graduate students will learn about and implement professional practices in the discipline of Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies.  These practices include developing and revising scholarly writing; preparing academic work for publication and presentation; applying productive strategies for research, writing, and collaborative work; evaluating academic writing (including our own) with honesty, rigor, and support; and strengthening and refining your professional voice. Students will prepare abstracts, research publication and presentation venues appropriate to their work, and compile bibliographies, curriculum vitae, and manuscript reviews. The skills learned in this course are vital to any profession that requires writing, editing, speaking, planning, deliberation, time management, and focus. This course is an "M" or mediated course, which means that it uses reduced seat time and an online component.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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