richard taylor

Richard C. Taylor

Title: Associate Professor
Office: OCB G317
Phone: 252.737.2019
E-Mail: taylorr@ecu.edu


Richard C. Taylor is an advisor for Multicultural and Transnational Literatures, with an interest in research methods and the intersection of eighteenth-century British literature and postcolonial studies, as well as Middle Eastern Literature. He is the author of Goldsmith As Journalist (1993), New Century Literature (2016), and articles on theatre history, women writers, and other eighteenth-century British topics that have appeared in Review of English Studies, Modern Philology, Philological Quarterly, Studies in English Literature, English Language Notes, Comparative Drama, Sheridan Studies Review, and elsewhere. "Goldsmith's First Vicar" was included in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 (Gail 2000). He is a former Director of Freshman Composition, Director of Undergraduate Studies in English, and Area Coordinator for Multicultural and Transnational Literatures.


B.A. Franklin and Marshall College
M.A. Millersville University
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

Methods and Bibliography in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures
18th-Century British Culture
Middle Eastern Literature
British Women Writers

Courses Taught

ENGL 7365: Topics in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures (Middle Eastern Literature)
ENGL 7005: Bibliography and Methods
ENGL 6151: 18th-Century British Literature
ENGL 5120: English Drama
ENGL 4120: 18th-Century Literature
ENGL 3300: Women and Literature
ENGL 3010: History of British Literature, 1700-1900
ENGL 3000: History of British Literature to 1700
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines 
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing

Selected Publications and Presentations

New Century Literature. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016.

Goldsmith As Journalist. Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson UP; London and Toronto: Associated UP, 1993.

"Literature and Literary Criticism” in English Studies: An Introduction to the Discipline(s), ed. Bruce McComiskey ( Urbana, Ill: NCTE, 2006): 199-222.

“Composing Lives: A Review of Recent Scholarship on Early Women Writers” NWSA Journal 15.2 (Summer 2003): 1-9.

"`Future Retrospection': Rereading Sheridan's Reviewers" in Sheridan Studies, ed. David Crane and James Morwood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995): 47-57.

"James Harrison's The Novelist's Magazine and the Early Canonizing of the English Novel" SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 33 (Summer 1993): 629-643.

"Goldsmith's First Vicar" Review of English Studies 41 (March 1990): 191-99.

"The Politics of Goldsmith's Journalism" Philological Quarterly 69 (Winter 1990): 71-89.

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