On leave Fall 2012
283 Bachelor Hall
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- Distinguished Professor of English
- Faculty Affiliate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973
- M.A., University of Chicago
- B.A., Philosophy, Northwestern University
- Nineteenth-century British literature
- Colonial/postcolonial/neocolonial theory
- Feminist/gender theory
- Literature of travel
- Cultural studies
- The Novel and Narrative Theory
- Narratives of Travel in English
- Nineteenth-Century British Literature
- Gender Studies, Feminist Criticism and Theory
- Colonial/Post-Colonial/Neo-Colonial Theory
- Cultural Studies
- British Imperial Cultural History
- Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the King and I Governess. University of California Press, 2008. Paperback, 2009. Second, Revised edition, Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2010. Thai edition, 2011.
- “The ‘Sphere of Interest’: Framing late Nineteenth-Century China in Words and Pictures with Isabella Bird.” A Century of Travels in China: Critical Essays on Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s. Eds. Douglas Kerr and Julia Kuehn. Hong Kong University Press, 2007.
- “Jane Austen, Travel, and International Relations.” Re-Drawing Austen: Picturesque Travels in Austenland. Ed. Beatric Battaglia. Bologna: Universita di Bologna Press, 2004.
- “Designing Woman, Designing North Borneo.” Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia. Eds. Sonita Sarker and Esha Niyogi De. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2002.
- “Chinese Coolies, Hidden Perfume and Harriet Beecher Stowe in Anna Leonowens’s The Romance of the Harem.” White Women in Racialized Spaces. Eds. Samina Najmi and Rajini Srikanth. Albany, NY.: SUNY Press, 2002.
- A critical edition of Ada Pryer’s 1894 A Decade in Borneo. Leicester University Press, 2001, For the Travel Series, Australian National University.
- “Recent Studies in the Nineteenth Century.” Year in Review article on 200 books in nineteenth-century British studies. Studies in English Literature, 40, 4 (Autumn 2000).
- Place Matters: Gendered Geography in Victorian Women’s Travel Writings about Southeast Asia. Rutgers University Press, February 1996.
- A reading edition of Marianne North’s 1892 Recollections of a Happy Life, Vol I. The University Press of Virginia, 1993, for their Victorian Studies Series (cloth and paperback).
- A reading edition of Anna Leonowens’s 1873 The Romance of the Harem. The University Press of Virginia, 1991, for their Victorian Studies Series (cloth and paperback).
- Sisters in Time: Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction. Oxford University Press, 1989.
- In The Meantime: Character and Perception in Jane Austen’s Fiction. The University of Chicago Press, 1980.
Grants and Awards
- 2011-12. Cloud Lecturer, College of William and Mary
- 2009. Bombay Anna named one of "Best of The Best from the University Presses," American Library Association
- 2007, 2004: Philip and Elaine Hampton Fund Award
- 2005: Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate Faculty, Miami University
- 2011, 2004, 1997: Assigned Research Appointment, Miami University
- 2003, 1995: Nominee, Outstanding Professor Award
- 2003. Fulbright Grant, Pune, India (regretfully declined)
- 2000-. Miami University Distinguished Professor Award
- 2000. Miami University Outstanding Professor Award
- 2000. Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award
- 1999. Jane Austen Society, North American Scholar Award
- 1998-99: JASNA Traveling Scholar
- 1997-98. Guggenheim Fellowship, "Anna Leonowens Biography."
- 1994: Delta Delta Delta Outstanding Professor
- 1993-94. NEH Fellowship, "Place Matters."
- 1989: Mellon Faculty Development Grant
- 1987: Huntington Library Research Fellow
- 1985. Mellon Grant (gender theory in Australia)
- 1983. ACLS Summer Research Grant, "Sisters in Time."
Work in Progress
Professor Morgan is currently working on a book-length study of “traveling discourses” of colonial education in a range of forms, including the “Madras System” of monitorial education, colonial Mechanics Institutes, governesses and their emigration, and missionary schools in the Pacific.