B.A. (Mount Holyoke), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Canada Post Literacy Award (Educator Award), 2004
Lisa Vargo teaches and researches 18th- and 19th-century literature. She is particularly interested in women writers, especially Mary Shelley, Anna Barbauld, and Mary Robinson. Additional research interests are reflected in subject of the conference she organized in November 2000, Women in the Republic of Letters. She has published articles on Graham Greene, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Robinson, Anna Barbauld, Mary Shelley, Anna Jameson, hypertext editing, and Scottish women writters. She is the editor of Mary Shelley's Lodore (Broadview Press, 1997). An on-line review of the edition can be read on Romanticism on the Net. She is co-editor with Allison Muri of the Anna Letitia Barbauld Web Page and an edition of Barbauld's Poems (1773) for Romantic Circles Electronic Editions. An edition of Mary Shelley's Spanish and Portuguese Lives will appear in the 4 volume set Mary Shelley's Literary Lives and Other Writings, forthcoming from Pickering and Chatto. An essay on Mary Shelley's biographer Florence Marshall is forthcoming in a volume from SUNY Press. Her current projects include an essay on female gothic romance for the Blackwell Companion to Romance and an edition of Thomas Love Peacock's Nightmare Abbey for Broadview Press. She is also active as a volunteer in adult literacy work in the province and has served on a number of boards and as an editorial consultant for plain language publications and is a tutor for READ Saskatoon. She received a Saskatchewan Literacy Award of Merit in 1999.
“Hannah More.”The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature ed. Frederick Burwick Blackwell Publishing, in press (3000 words).
“Anna Letitia Barbauld and Fiction.” The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature ed. Frederick Burwick Blackwell Publishing, in press (3000 words).
“Verse Epistle.” The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature ed. Frederick Burwick Blackwell Publishing, in press (3000 words).
"Mary Godwin Shelley." The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature ed. Frederick Burwick Blackwell Publishing, under contract (4000 words).
"Writing for The Liberal," "Mary Shelley: Her Circle and Her Contemporaries" Ed. L. Adam Mekler and Lucy Morrison. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press 2010. 131-49. .
"(Re)placing a Site of Friendship: Frances Wright and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley." La Questione Romantica, University of Bologna. New Series 1, 1 (2009): 83-93.
"Modes on Communication in Anna Barbauld's 'On a Lady's Writing.'" Lumen 28 (2009): 127-37.
"Tabitha Bramble and the Lyrical Tales." Mary Robinson Special Issue. Ed. Jacqueline M. Labbe. Women's Writing 9 (2002): 37-52.