Christopher D. Johnson is professor of English and director of the McNair Institute for Research and Service. A specialist in eighteenth-century British literature, Dr. Johnson has published A Political Biography of Sarah Fielding (Taylor and Francis, 2017), New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction: Essays in Honor of Jerry C. Beasley (University of Delaware Press, 2011), and a critical edition of Sarah Fielding’s The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia (Bucknell University Press, 1994). He has published recent essays on Henry Fielding, Philip Doddridge, Oliver Goldsmith, John Dryden and others and has served as president of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The author of over sixty scholarly publications, Dr. Johnson reviews new work for a variety of journals and has served as a book review editor for XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century. He is currently preparing a critical edition of Philip Doddridge’s The Life of Colonel James Gardiner (1747).
PhD, University of Delaware