David Diamond, Ph.D.

David Diamond, Ph.D.

David Diamond, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

David Diamond teaches courses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature. His research focuses on the interrelations of religious culture and literary expression during the same period. Dr. Diamond’s current book project, “Reading Character After Calvin," shows how the conceptual grammar of secularism has shaped the history of novelistic character. His additional research and teaching interests include critical theory, the salutary potential of sex and seduction in eighteenth-century literature, and the affects of finance capitalism.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Chicago
  • M.A. University of Chicago
  • B.A. Bowdoin College

Publications

  • "Secular Fielding." ELH (accepted)
  • "Eros and Exchange Alley: Speculative Desire in Eliza Haywood’s Memoirs of a Certain Island.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction (forthcoming, Fall 2017)
  • “Sinners and ‘Standers by:’ Reading the Characters of Calvinism in The Pilgrim’s Progress.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 49, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 1–15.