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Judy Hayden


Judy Hayden

Meet Judy Hayden

Professor, English and Writing; Director, Women's Studies Program


1991 Western Washington University, B.A.
1994 University of Wales, M.A.
1999 University of East Anglia, Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

Renaissance Literature
17th-Century Drama
Survey of British Literature
Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature
Women's Culture and Writing in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Literature and Film Classics

Career Specialties:


Judy Hayden specializes in Restoration and 18th-century literature, including drama; 17-century poetry and drama; literature and science; and 17-century women's writing and culture. She has studied and taught in England, Germany and Wales. She has published widely in her areas of expertise in journals and as book articles. She has recently published a monograph Of Love and War: The Political Voice in the Early Plays of Aphra Behn (2010), and has edited two books, The New Science and Women's Literary Discourse: Prefiguring Frankenstein (2011) and Travel Narratives, the New Science, and Literary Discourse: 1569-1750 (2012). Her co-edited volume with Nabil Matar, Through the Eyes of the Beholder: The Holy Land 1517-1713, will be published later this year.

Professional and Community Activities:

Hayden is a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) and the Aphra Behn Society.