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Dr. Laura Thomason

Laura Thomason

Professor of English, Provost Fellow for International Programs
Department of English

Phone: 478.471.5765
Website: http://lauraethomason.com

Locations:
  • Macon - SOAL - 239
    Phone: 478-471-5765
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 12:30 to 2:00
Courses: ENGL 1101 English Composition I
ENGL 1102 English Composition II
ENGL 5106 Technical Writing in the Digital Age
Education: Ph.D. in Eighteenth-Century British Literature, University of North Texas, October 2005.

M.A. in English Literature, University of North Texas, December 2001.

B.A. summa cum laude in English Education, The College of Santa Fe,
May 1995.
Awards and Honors: Chair, European Council of the University System of Georgia, 2020-present

Appointed as Provost Fellow for International Programs, 2019-Present

Selected as USG Goes Global Study Abroad program director, Ireland program, 2017-2023

Selected as University System of Georgia European Council Study Abroad assistant director, Paris program, July–August 2015

Selected as University System of Georgia European Council Study Abroad site director, Paris program, July–August 2014

Middle Georgia State College School of Liberal Arts award for outstanding service to the College, May 2014

Selected as University System of Georgia European Council Study Abroad faculty member, Paris program, July–August 2013

NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers “Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries,” University of Missouri, June-July 2012

International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Early Career Scholars Seminar, July 2011
Publications: “The Dilemma of Friendship in Austen’s Emma,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 56:2, Summer 2015.

The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press), December 2013.

“‘An Answer from Horace’: Ambiguity and Paradox in Pope’s Imitation of Satire 2.1,” 1650–1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 18 (2011), 19–28.

“‘A Consolation under Every Affliction’: Marriage, Duty, and Sentiment in Sarah Scott’s The Test of Filial Duty,” Papers on Language and Literature 46:4 (Fall 2010), 385–413.

“Hester Chapone as a Living Clarissa in Letters on Filial Obedience and A Matrimonial Creed,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 21:3 (Spring 2009), 323–343.

“The Covert Homoeroticism of A Spy on Mother Midnight,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 50.4 (Winter 2009), 271–283.


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