Claudia Thomas KairoffDr. Claudia Thomas Kairoff

Professor Of English


Office: C207 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-5375



PhD Brandeis

MA University of Virginia

BA College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Areas of Interest

18th-Century Poetry

Alexander Pope, Anne Finch, Anna Seward

18th-Century Women Writers

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 165 Studies in British Literature

ENG 302 / 602: Ideas in Literature

ENG 337 / 637: Studies in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

ENG 330 / 630 Restoration & Eighteenth-Century British Literature

ENG 336 / 636 Restoration & Eighteenth-Century British Drama

Selected Publications

“Anne Finch as Playwright: The Purposes of Manuscript and Print in Her Pro-Stuart Plays,” Restoration, 38:1 (Spring 2014), 19-40.

Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

“Anna Seward and the Sonnet: Milton’s Champion,” Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830, 1 (March 2011).

More Solid Learning”: New Perspectives on Alexander Pope’s Dunciad, with Catherine Ingrassia, eds. (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2000)

Alexander Pope and His Eighteenth Century Women Readers, Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.

“Gendering Satire: Behn to Burney,” A Companion to Satire from the Biblical World to the Present, ed. Reuben Quintero (Blackwell, 2007), 276-92.

“Living on the Margin: Alexander Pope and the Rural Ideal,” Studies in the Literary Imagination, 38 (Spring 2005), 15-38.

“Classical and Biblical Models: The Female Poetic Tradition,” Women and Poetry, 1660-1750, eds. Sarah Prescott and David E. Shuttleton ( Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), 183-202.



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