Fac/Staff profile


Associate Professor of English Literature
Erik Bond Picture
3074 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Monday and Wednesday 10:00am -11:00 am or by appointment or Canvas chat

Teaching Areas:

Research Areas:

Biography and Education


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

Teaching and Research

Selected Publications


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


"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), <http://www.literarylondon.org/london-journal/march2003/bond.html>.

Book Reviews:

Solicited Review of London in the Eighteenth Century: A Great and Monstrous Thing by Jerry White.  The Scriblerian (expected Fall 2014).  In Press.

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).


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