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Michael Ferraro studies British and Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century. He has produced scholarship on British novels from Samuel Richardson's The History of Sir Charles Grandison to Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. His work on American literature includes essays on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and Jean Toomer's Cane. He is interested in literary topics ranging from the origins and development of the British historical novel, to the poetry of Christina Rossetti and George Meredith, to the late-Victorian essays and literary criticism of G.K. Chesterton.  

PhD. in English Literature/Literary History, Ohio University, 2023
M.A. in English, Morehead State university, 2018
B.S. in History, University of the Cumberlands, 2016
A.S. in Social Sciences, American River College, 2003  

  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century American Literature
  • Ferraro, M. (2023). ‘The Body of the Church Is a Mass of Fragments’: The Protestant Invisible Church and Remnant Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century British Prose Fiction [Doctoral dissertation, Ohio University]. 
  • Ferraro, M. (2022). "‘Religion Mixing in the Dance’: Sterne’s Catholic Reference and the Skeptical Aesthetics of British Travelogue in A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy." Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.