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Mercy Cannon

Mercy Cannon

Department Chair & Professor

Languages & Literature

“The intellectual curiosity of my students always inspires me. They are a joy to teach.” Dr. Cannon on what she enjoys about her interactions with students

PhD in English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Cannon specializes in eighteenth-century British literature, with an emphasis in women novelists from Eliza Haywood to Jane Austen. She also researches gothic novels, parody, and literary representations of tea.

  1. "A Revolutionary Beverage: The Politics of Tea in Nahum Tate’s Panacea." Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700. (Spring 2019).
  2. New Perspectives in Detective Fiction: Mystery Magnified. Edited with Casey A. Cothran. Routledge, 2016.
  3. “Introduction: Embarking on a New Investigation.” New Perspectives in Detective Fiction: Mystery Magnified. With Casey A. Cothran. Routledge, 2016. 1-12.
  4. “Productive Lives and Disabled Bodies in Millenium Hall.” The Eighteenth Century Novel 9 (December 2012): 133-152.
  5. “Hygienic Motherhood: Domestic Medicine and Eliza Fenwick’s Secresy.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 20.4 (2008): 535-61.