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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Erin Mackie

Mackie portrait

Professor and Department Chair

English

401 Hall of Languages

315.443.4950

esmackie@syr.edu


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.

Books

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.

Recent Courses

Undergraduate

ENG 122: Introduction to the Novel

ENG 153: Interpretation of Fiction

Graduate

ENG 630: The Eighteenth Century

ENG 630: Eighteenth-Century Novel