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Patricia Comitini

Professor of English
Chairperson - English

BA, Brooklyn College; PhD, SUNY Center Stony Brook

College of Arts & Sciences


EN 460

Senior Seminar Capstone - Spring 2019

EN 352

British Romanticism (1785-1832) - Fall 2018

EN 350

18th-Century British Literature (1660-1800) - Spring 2019

EN 541

Poetry for Prospective High School Teachers - Fall 2018



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As Professor of English at Quinnipiac University, I teach mostly in my areas of interest: Eighteenth-Century British Literature, British Romanticism, Victorian Literature and Women’s Literature, as well as one of the required courses for the English major, Literary Theory and Practice. I also teach in the university’s First-Year Writing Program. I have been a member of the English Department since 1998, and I am also currently the Chair of the department. My current scholarship investigates the link between the emergent concept of addiction in the late eighteenth century, eighteenth-century aesthetics and British Romanticism. I live nearby in Cheshire, Connecticut with my husband and our two daughters.

Selected Publications

My book, Vocational Philanthropy and British Women's Writing, 1790-1810: Wollstonecraft, More, Edgeworth and Wordsworth, was published by Ashgate in 2005. My articles have appeared in Studies in the Novel, The Keats-Shelley Journal, European Romantic Review, The Victorian Review and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.


Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society