Amelia Dale (2016)

Dr Amelia Dale is a Lecturer in the School of Languages and Literature at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE)(上海对外经贸大学) in Shanghai and an Honorary Associate Investigator (AI 2016) with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Her research focuses on gender, mimetic reading and adaptations of Don Quixote in eighteenth-century Britain. Her work as an Associate Investigator focuses on emotional socialisation and imitative, quixotic reading, specifically the relationship between the late eighteenth-century role of the mother in emotionally socialising her children, and female authorship. Formerly a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Sydney, she received her PhD (English) from The University of Sydney (2015). She was recently a Chawton House Library Fellow (2017) and the recipient of an Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship.

Contact

adale.suibe@outlook.com
Academia.edu

Research

Lessons in Feeling: Quixotic Mothering in Late Eighteenth-Century Women’s Writing

Publications

Dale, A. 'The Quixotic Mother, the Female Author and Mary Charlton’s Rosella'. Studies in the Novel. Forthcoming.

Dale, A. The Printed Reader: Gender, Quixotism, and Textual Bodies in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture. Bucknell University Press, 2019.

Dale, A. '"Out of Season": the Narrative Ecology of Persuasion'. In Romantic Climatesedited by Anne Collett and Olivia Murphy, pp. 75–90. Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment. Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming, 2019.

Dale, A. 'Gendering the Quixote in Eighteenth-Century England'. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 46 (2017): 5–19.

Dale, A. ‘“Acting It as She Reads”: Affective Impressions in Polly Honeycombe’. In Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture: Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain, edited by H. Kerr, D. Lemmings and R. Phiddian, pp. 165‒82. Series 'Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions'. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Dale, A. ‘Dolly’s Inch of Red Sealing Wax: Impressing the Reader in Tristram Shandy. In Sterne, Tristram, Yorick: Tercentenary Essays on Laurence Sterne, edited by M. New, P. DeVoogd and J. Hawley. pp. 133–152. Newark: The University of Delaware Press, 2015.

Encyclopedia Entries
Dale, A. 'Susannah Gunning, Family Pictures (1764)'. In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660‒1820 ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Contracted, forthcoming.

Dale, A. 'Mrs. Showes, Statira: Or, The Mother (1798)'. In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660‒1820 ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Contracted, forthcoming.

Dale, A. 'Mrs. Showes, The Restless Matron. A Legendary Tale (1799)'. In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660‒1820 ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Contracted, forthcoming.

Dale, A. 'George Lipscomb, Castlethorpe Lodge; Or, The Capricious Mother (1816)'. In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660‒1820 ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Contracted, forthcoming.

Book Review
Dale, A. Review of 'The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century, edited by Raymond Stephanson and Darren N. Wagner'. The Scriblerian 51.1 (2018): 73–75.

Presentations

Dale, A. 'Affective Impressions and Eighteenth-Century Print', 'Emotions, Media and History’ symposium, The University of Adelaide, 23 September 2016.

Dale, A. ‘Lessons in Feeling: Quixotic Mothering in Mary Charlton’s Rosella’, British Women’s Writers Conference, Athens, Georgia, USA, 2‒5 June 2016. 

Podcast

Dale, A. Chawton House Library Conversations, on the anxiety of novel reading in the mid-to-late eighteenth century, especially with female readers, 8 July 2017.

Awards