Research and Teaching Interests
A native of Baltimore, Erin Mackie majored in Classics at The Johns Hopkins University and then went on to get a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. She specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and culture and has taught both in the United States and abroad in Tokyo and in New Zealand. Her three books explore her interest in literature and cultural history. The first, Market a la Mode examines how the early eighteenth-century magazines The Tatler and The Spectator use fashion as an avenue of socio-cultural management. Her selected edition of these periodicals, The Commerce of Everyday Life, is organized around the themes of commerce, fashion, gender, and taste that define life in eighteenth-century London. Her recent study of masculinity, Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates, looks at those infamous criminal types in relation to the iconic English gentleman. She teaches courses on fiction and the novel.
Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates: The Making of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century, by Erin Mackie, Johns Hopkins University Press; Reprint edition (April 15, 2014), 248pp., ISBN-13: 978-1421413853
The Commerce of Everyday Life: Selections from the Tatler and the Spectator, edited by Erin Mackie, Bedford/St. Martin's; First Edition edition (April 15, 1998), 617pp., ISBN-13: 978-0312115975
Market à la Mode: Fashion, Commodity, and Gender in The Tatler and The Spectator, by Erin Mackie, The Johns Hopkins University Press (August 20, 1997), 328pp., ISBN-13: 978-0801855887
Areas of Supervision
Professor Mackie has supervised MA and Ph.D. theses in historical fields from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries and in contemporary cultural studies.
ENG 122: Introduction to the Novel
ENG 153: Interpretation of Fiction
ENG 630: The Eighteenth Century
ENG 630: Eighteenth-Century Novel