Aleksondra Hultquist

Aleksondra Hultquist is an Honorary Associate Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, 1100-1800. She has worked as an Assistant Professor in the United States and a Lecturer in Australia. Her work focuses on the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century, especially women writers, and she has published articles in Philological Quarterly, The Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation, and several edited collections. She is a Managing Editor of ABO: Interactive Journal for Women and the Arts 1640-1830. She is currently finishing her monograph, The Amatory Mode, as well as editing Aphra Behn’s Love-Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister for the forthcoming Cambridge University Press edition of The Writings of Aphra Behn.

Personal Website


The Amatory Mode: Amatory Fiction and its Legacy, 1680-1760

Selected Publications

Hultquist, A. ‘Bringing Order to the Passions: Eliza Haywood’s Fiction, 1719 and 1748’. In Spaces for Feeling: Emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650-1850, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 79–94. London: Routledge, 2015.

Hultquist, A. ‘Haywood’s Progress through the Passions’. 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. 86–104. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Hultquist, A. ‘Adapting Desires in Behn’s The History of the Nun’.  Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation, 56.4 (2015): 485–506.