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Margaret J. M. Ezell

Birds of a Feather? Late Seventeenth-Century Women Poets and the Anxiety of Attribution.

September 6, 2013

Margaret J. M. Ezell earned her bachelor’s from Wellesley College in 1977 and her doctorate in English literature from Cambridge University in 1981. She started as an assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University in 1982, was promoted to associate professor in 1988, and was promoted to full professor in 1993. She is currently distinguished professor of English and Sara and John Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts. She has received numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships, and multiple National Endowment for the Humanities grants. She was a Visiting Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in 1994-95 and led a Folger Institute Seminar in 1991. She is the author of three influential books of literary history — The Patriarch’s Wife: Literary Evidence and the History of the Family (University of North Carolina Press, 1987); Writing Women’s Literary History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993); and Social Authorship and the Advent of Print (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)—as well as more than 40 scholarly articles.