Ellen Malenas Ledoux is an Associate Professor in the English and Communication Department at Rutgers University-Camden. Her research focuses on transatlantic literature of the eighteenth century. She is the author of two books: Laboring Mothers: Reproducing Women and Work in the Eighteenth Century (University of Virginia Press, forthcoming 2023) and Social Reform in Gothic Writing: Fantastic Forms of Change, 1764-1834 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). She has published widely on women’s cultural history and Gothic writing in journals such as Studies in Romanticism, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Women’s Writing, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.
For undergraduates, she teaches a variety of small seminars in her area of specialization, such as The Romantic Period and English Drama 1660-1800, and larger survey classes, including Women in Literature, Text and Adaptation, and Literature Appreciation. At the graduate level, she regularly teaches classes such as Romantic Women Writers and Gothic Fiction while also supervising students’ MA theses on topics related to the long eighteenth century.
Currently, she serves as Director of the undergraduate Liberal Studies Program. She served as the Book Reviews Editor for the journal Women’s Writing from 2013 to 2021. She has also directed the MA Program in English (2014-2018) and the undergraduate program in Gender Studies (2012-2015).