Lee Kahan



"'I See the World Without Going into It': Manley’s New Atalantis and the Problem of Mass Mediation in the English Enlightenment." The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Accepted for publication.

“‘A Thousand Little Things’: Seriality and the Dangers of Suspense in The Spectator and Moll Flanders.” Digital Defoe 1.1 (Summer 2009): 25-44.

“Fathoming Intelligence: The ‘Impartial’ Novelist and the Passion for News in Tobias Smollett’s Ferdinand Count Fathom.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 21.2 (Winter 2008-9): 229-57.

 ---. Reprinted in Literature Criticism from 1400-1800. Vol. 188. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage Learning, 2012.



Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenment, by Richard J. Jones. The Scriblerian. Solicited July 2012.

The Adventures of Roderick Random, by Tobias Smollett. Modern Language Review 108.2 (April 2013): 632-3.

Moll Flanders (Oxford World Classics), by Daniel Defoe. Eighteenth-Century Fiction 25.3 (2013): 639-641.

Imperial Characters: Home and Periphery in Eighteenth-Century Literature, by Tara Ghoshal Wallace. The Scriblerian 45.1 (Autumn 2012): 109-11.

The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker (Oxford World Classics), by Tobias Smollett. The Scriblerian 44.2 (Spring 2012): 53-55.


“Periodical ‘Personalities’ and Novelistic Character in the Late Eighteenth-Century.” 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Cleveland, OH: 4-7 April 2013.

“Manley, Marlborough and the Mediated Public Sphere.” 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Oxford, UK. 4-6 Jan. 2012.

“Sheridan’s Smithian School for Scandal.” Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Buffalo, NY. 21-23 October 2010.

“Frances Burney Makes the News.” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies 16th Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. 22-25 October 2009.

“Newspaper Seriality and the Morality of Abridgement in the Early English Novel.” 40th Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Richmond, VA. 26-29 March 2009.

“Selling Suspense: The Pleasures and Profits of Seriality in the Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper.” 15th Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies. Philadelphia, PA. 20-23 November 2008.

“Regulating Scandal: the Information Economies of Late Eighteenth-Century Literature.” Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Portland, OR: 27-30 March 2008.

“Burney’s Invisible Hand: Economies of Information in Cecilia.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Cleveland, OH. 8-11 November 2007.

“Liars, Incorporated: The Commerce of Intelligence in Delarivier Manley’s New Atlantis.”  Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Las Vegas, NV: 31 March-3 April 2005.

“‘Enemies to Literature:’ Newspapers in the Poems of George Crabbe and William Cowper.” Annual Conference of the Mid-West American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. St. Louis, MO. 7-10 October 2004.

“England’s ‘New Manufacture:’ Daniel Defoe and the Economy of Information.”  British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 33rd Annual Conference. Oxford, UK. 3-5 January 2004.

 “The Nausea of Interpretation: Speed, Seriality and Reading Culture in Tobias Smollet’s Humphrey Clinker.”  11th Annual Debartolo Conference. Tampa, FL. 19-21 February 2003.

“‘Dear Mr. Spectre:’ Procedures of Omniscience in the Spectator Papers.” South-East American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Chapel Hill, NC. 22-23 April 2002.