B.A. (Acadia), M.A. (York, England), Ph.D. (Toronto)
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Peter Hynes has a background in comparative literature and 18th-century studies, with particular interests in the epistolary novel, sentimental drama, and the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Lately his teaching and research focus has expanded to include contemporary fantasy and science fiction. He has published articles on Richardson and on eighteenth-century drama. Current writing includes essays on Diderot, Frances Brooke, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
"Sophia Lee and the genre serieux." Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 33 (2010): 37-47.
"Richard Steele and the Genealogy of Sentimental Drama: A Reading of The Conscious Lovers." PLL 40 (2004): 142-66.