Department of English

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2250
fax: (248) 370-4429

Megan L. Peiser

A headshot of Megan Peiser.

Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 530 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4186   
Twitter: @MeganPeiser

Dr. Peiser welcomes emails from all Native and Indigenous students at OU about matters both academic and personal.

PhD, University of Missouri
MA, Texas Tech University
BA, Texas Tech University

Research and Teaching Interests:
Literature of the "long" eighteenth century, women writers, book history and bibliography, print culture, digital humanities, periodical studies, material culture, history of the novel, research methods, and scholarly editing.

Current Projects:

  • The Marguerite Hicks Project
  • The Review Periodical and British Women Novelists, 1790-1820 (monograph manuscript)
  • The Novels Reviewed Database, 1790-1820 (open-access database)              


“Reviewing Women: The Novel According to Romantic Women Reviewers” in The Edinburgh Companion to Women’s Print Media in Britain, Vol I. (1690s-1820s). Eds. Jennie Batchelor and Manushag Powell. Edinburgh University Press, 2018

Entries on novelist Emma Parker: “Elfrida, Heiress of Belgrove (1811);” “Fitz-Edward; Or, The Cambrians. A Novel. Interspersed with Pieces of Poetry (1811);” “Aretas (1813);” “Self Deception (1816).” The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

“Reading Eighteenth-Century Review Periodicals,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 12.4 (Dec 2017)

Review: “Emory Women Writers Project, Database of Women’s Travel Writing, and The Bluestocking Archive.” Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830. September 2016

Courses Dr. Peiser Teaches:

Lower Level

  • English 2100 -- Introduction to Literary Studies
  • English 2300 -- British Literature Survey: Ephemeral Literatures

Upper Level

  • English 3220 -- Observing and Recording the Eighteenth-Century World
  • English 3330 -- Beginnings of the English Novel
  • English 3600 -- Fiction: Frame Narratives
  • English 4900 -- Capstone Seminar: Histories and Theories of the Book


  • ENG 5812 -- Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and the Work of Scholarly Editing