Charlotte S. Sussman

Charlotte S. Sussman

Professor of English

External Address: 
325 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 2:30-4pm
Fridays 2-4pm

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(919) 684-2741


  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1992
  • M.A., Cornell University 1990
  • B.A., Yale University 1987

Heydt-Stevenson, J., and C. Sussman. Preface. 2010, pp. 1–12. Scopus, doi:10.5949/UPO9781846315633.001. Full Text

Heydt-Stevenson, J., and C. Sussman. Recognizing the romantic novel: New histories of British fiction, 1780–1830. 2010, pp. 1–357. Scopus, doi:10.5949/UPO9781846315633. Full Text

Sussman, C. “Historicizing freedom of movement: Memory and exile in political context.” Revisiting Slavery and Antislavery: Towards a Critical Analysis, 2018, pp. 97–122. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-90623-2_4. Full Text

Heydt-Stevenson, J., and C. Sussman. “‘Launched upon the sea of moral and political inquiry’: The ethical experiments of the romantic novel.” Recognizing the Romantic Novel: New Histories of British Fiction, 1780-1830, 2010, pp. 13–48. Scopus, doi:10.5949/UPO9781846315633.002. Full Text

Sussman, C. S. “The Empty Spaces of The Heart of Midlothian: Nation, Narration and Depopulation.” Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, vol. 184, The Gale Group, 2007.

Sussman, C. S. “Memory and Mobility: Fictions of Population in Defoe, Goldsmith and Scott.” The Eighteenth-Century Novel: Companion to Literature and Culture., edited by Paula Backscheider and Catherine Ingrassia, Oxford: Blackwell, 2005, pp. 191–214.

Sussman, C. S. “Stories for the Keepsake.” The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley, edited by Esther Schor, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 163–80.

Sussman, C. S. “Reading, Praying and Politics: Women’s Private Reading and Political Action, Some Evidence 1640-1840.” Radicalism in British Literary Culture, 1650-1830: From Revolution to Revolution, edited by Nigel Smith and Timothy Morton, Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 133–51.

Sussman, C. S. “The Other Problem with Women: Reproduction and Slave Culture in Aphra Behn’s ’Oroonoko’.” Rereading Aphra Behn: History, Theory and Criticism, edited by Heidi Hunter, University of Virginia Press, 1993, pp. 212–31.

Sussman, C. “Epic, exile, and the global: Felicia Hemans's The Forest Sanctuary.” Nineteenth Century Literature, vol. 65, no. 4, Mar. 2011, pp. 481–512. Scopus, doi:10.1525/ncl.2011.65.4.481. Full Text

Sussman, C. “Time wandering: Problems of witnessing in the romantic-era novel.” Novel, vol. 43, no. 1, Mar. 2010, pp. 140–47. Scopus, doi:10.1215/00295132-2009-074. Full Text

Sussman, C. S. “Review of Christopher Leslie Brown, Moral Capital.” Social History, vol. 33, Feb. 2008, pp. 80–82.

Sussman, C. S. “Life and Letters in the City.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, vol. 47, June 2007.

Sussman, C. S. A Cultural History of English Literature, 1660-1789. Polity Press, 2007.

Sussman, C. “The colonial afterlife of political arithmetic: Swift, demography, and mobile populations.” Cultural Critique, vol. 56, Jan. 2004, pp. 96–126. Scopus, doi:10.1353/cul.2003.0065. Full Text

Sussman, C. “"Islanded in the world": Cultural memory and human mobility in The Last Man.” Pmla, vol. 118, no. PART 2, Dec. 2003.

Sussman, C. S. “The Empty Spaces of The Heart of Midlothian: Nation, Narration and Depopulation.” Eighteenth Century Fiction, vol. 15.1, Oct. 2002, pp. 105–26.

Sussman, C. S. “The Art of Oblivion: Charlotte Smith and Helen of Troy.” Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture, vol. 27, 1998, pp. 131–47.

Sussman, C. S. “Lismahago’s Captivity: Transculturaion in Humphry Clinker.” Elh, vol. 61, 1994, pp. 597–618.


Heydt-Stevenson, Jillian. Recognizing the Romantic Novel: New Histories of British Literature. Liverpool University Press, Nov. 2008.