Tiffany Potter

Biography

Tiffany Potter (PhD Queen's 1996) teaches eighteenth-century studies in the department of English at the University of British Columbia. Her research continues to evolve, from earlier work on libertinism and gender in eighteenth-century fiction, to representations of indigenous women in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North American contact and captivity narratives, and most recently into popular culture studies, in the form of co-edited volumes on HBO's The Wire and on Battlestar Galactica, and in projects on relationships among eighteenth-century women and notions of the popular. Her most recent books are the edited collection, Women, Popular Culture and the Eighteenth Century and the first edition of Elizabeth Cooper's The Rival Widows, or Fair Libertine since its original printing in 1734. Her next book project is a critical edition of two of Eliza Haywood's works from 1724: the salacious two-part novel The Masqueraders, or Fatal Curiosity, and its morally conservative counterpart, The Surprise, or, Constancy Rewarded (University of Toronto Press 2014).

She is also Acting Associate Head, Curriculum and Planning, the coordinator of the first-year English program at UBC, and the co-chair of the English PhD Co-op working group, which is piloting an exciting new PhD Co-op program at UBC beginning in Fall 2013.

Here is my CV in PDF.