Professor emeritus

Room: MHN 310
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 1156
Work E-mail: aklondon@uOttawa.ca

April London



I am currently Editor of The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820 and am working on a book exploring the place of anecdote in eighteenth-century and Romantic fiction.

University degrees

1980 – DPhil, English, University of Oxford
1976 – MA, English, University of Toronto 
1975 – BA, English, University of Toronto

Fields of interest

  • Eighteenth-Century English literature
  • Romantic literature
  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Novel

Selected publications


The Cambridge Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Literary History Writing, 1770-1820. Palgrave, 2010.

Women and Property in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Recent articles and book chapters

“Secret History and Anecdote” in Secret History in the Long Eighteenth Century ed. Rebecca Bullard and Rachel Carnell (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 174-187.

“The Novel” in Samuel Richardson in Context ed. Peter Sabor and Betty Schellenberg (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 147-154.

“English Jacobin Novels” in Mary Wollstonecraft in Context ed. Nancy E. Johnson and Paul Keen (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming.

“Isaac D’Israeli and Literary History: Opinion, Anecdote, and Secret History in the Early Nineteenth Century”. Poetics Today 26.3 (2005).

“Johnson’s Lives and the Genealogy of Late Eighteenth-Century Literary History”. In Critical Pasts: Writing Criticism, Writing History, edited by Philips Smallwood. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004.

“Radical Utopias: History and the Novel in the 1790s”. Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Special Issue: The Edge of Fiction 16 (2004).

“Clock Time and Utopia’s Time in Novels of the 1790s”. Studies in English Literature 40 (2000).

“Novel and History in Anti-Jacobin Satire”. Yearbook of English Studies. Special Issue on Time and Narrative 30 (2000).

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