2013 Archives

Specialist in 18th-century British literature to speak on 'Coquettes and Science'

October 9, 2013

Tita Chico, who specializes in Restoration and 18th-century British literature and culture, will speak on "Coquettes and Science" at SMU's DeGolyer Library on Oct. 24. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. and a lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Tita ChicoChico specializes in Restoration and 18th-century British literature and culture. Her book, Designing Women: The Dressing Room in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture (2005), considers the prevalence of what seems to be a most ordinary image in eighteenth-century literature, the lady's dressing room, and argues that its development and circulation reflect a variety of key literary and cultural transformations. Her current project, Experimentalism: Literary Knowledge and Science in Eighteenth-Century Britain, studies literary celebrations, elaborations, and alternatives to the epistemology of experimental philosophy.  

Chico is Editor of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, a quarterly published by Penn Press. With Toni Bowers (University of Pennsylvania), she edited a collection of original essays, Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century: Seduction and Sentiment (2012).

At the University of Maryland, Chico has served as Associate Dean for Fellowships and Awards in the Graduate School (2010-12), Coordinator of the College of Arts and Humanities's Critical Theory Certificate Program (2009-11), and Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Placement in the English Department (2006-09).

She is an associate professor of English at the University of Maryland. At the University of Maryland, Chico has served as Associate Dean for Fellowships and Awards in the Graduate School (2010-12), Coordinator of the College of Arts and Humanities's Critical Theory Certificate Program (2009-11), and Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Placement in the English Department (2006-09).