Maeve Adams - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Maeve Adams

Maeve Adams is an Assistant Professor of nineteenth-century literature at Manhattan College and has taught at New York University and Yale University in addition to the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Maeve holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from New York University and a M.A. in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent (UK); she completed her B.A., summa cum laude, at Smith College. Maeve’s work addresses intertwined histories of literature, society, and science, retrieving networks of writers that developed concepts in common (and competition). Her first book project explores concepts of persuasion and force in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literatures of war, reform and empire–from lyric poetry and the novel to war journalism and statistical writing. Her recent publications have appeared in the English Literary History, The Journal of British Studies, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, a collection of essays on Statistics and the Public Sphere: Numbers and the People in Modern Britain (Routledge, 2011), and the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).