Erik Bond, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English Literature
Erik Bond
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts
Monday and Wednesday 10:00am -11:00 am or by appointment or Canvas chat

Teaching Areas:

English, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Eighteenth-Century British Literature, English Literature, Gender, Literary Theory and Analysis

Biography and Education


Ph.D, New York University (2001); B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1996)


Creative Work


“Sir Bedevere” in Spamalot: the Musical.  The Burns Park Players at the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor.  Running 21 – 24 April 2022.

“George Banks” Lead Actor/Singer in Mary Poppins: the Musical.  The Burns Park Players at the Power Center, University of Michigan Ann Arbor Campus.  27 February – 1 March 2020.

Scholarly Publications


Reading London: Urban Speculation and Imaginative Government in Eighteenth-Century Literature.  Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2007.


“‘Arrogant Fools with Blunt Instruments’: Brain Surgeons, Novelists, and Metaphor in Ian McEwan’s London.”  Urban Monstrosities:  Perversity and Upheaval in the Unreal City. Edited by Joseph DeFalco Lamperez and J. Alexandra McGhee.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press,  2017.  60-90.

“Teaching the Teachers:  Oroonoko As A Lesson in Critical Self-Consciousness.”  Approaches to Teaching Behn’s Oroonoko.  New York: Modern Language Association, 2014.  213-220.

“Imagined Communities, Magical Kingdoms, and David Lynch’s Head: What the Pre-Romantic Imagination Can Teach Us.”  Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies.  16.1 (2010): 41-53.

“Historicizing the ‘New Normal’:  London’s Great Fire and the Genres of Urban Destruction.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700  31.2 (2007): 43-64. 

“Bringing Up Boswell: Drama, Criticism, and the Journals.”  The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual 15 (2004): 151-176.

“Farewell Mr. Villars: Cecilia and Frances Burney’s ‘Inward Monitor.’” The Eighteenth-Century Novel 3 (2003): 171-193.  

“Flights of Madness: Self-Knowledge and Topography in the Cities of Burney and Dickens.”

The Literary London Journal 1.1 (2003), < journal/march2003/bond.html>.


Solicited Review of The Wreckage of Intentions: Projects in British Culture, 1660-1730 by David Alff.  Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Vol. 52, no. 3. 361-363 (Spring 2019).

Solicited Review of London in the Eighteenth Century: A Great and Monstrous Thing by Jerry White.  The Scriblerian.  Vol. 47, no. 1. 78-80 (August 2014).

Solicited Review of Making Waste: Leftovers and the Eighteenth-Century Imagination by Sophie Gee.  1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era. 18 (2011).

Solicited Review of Hubbub: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England, 1660-1770 by Emily Cockayne.  1650-1850:  Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era. 16 (2009).