Barbara K. Seeber


PhD Queen’s

2014 Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching

Office: GLA 141
905 688 5550  x3470

Teaching Areas: Eighteenth-century Fiction, Jane Austen, Animal Studies

Barbara K. Seeber is the author of Jane Austen and Animals (2013) and General Consent in Jane Austen: A Study of Dialogism (2000). The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, co-authored with Maggie Berg (Queen’s University), was published by University of Toronto Press in 2016 and chosen as one of the “books of the year” by Times Higher Education in May 2016. It has since been released in paperback, translated into several languages, and released as an Audible title.

“Loneliness and the Affective Imperative of the Marriage Plot in Jane Austen’s Emma.”  Studies in the Novel 52.3 (2020): 233-245.

“Why Animals Matter in Jane Austen.” Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature. Ed. Susan McHugh, John Miller, and Robert McKay. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 277-289.

“Animals and the Country House Tradition in Mary Leapor’s ‘Crumble Hall’ and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.” Animals and Humans: Sensibility and Representation, 1650-1820. Ed. Katherine M. Quinsey. Oxford: Oxford Studies in Enlightenment: 2017. 269-86. 

“Mary Wollstonecraft: ‘Systemiz[ing] Oppression.'” Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon. Ed. Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014. 173-188.

“The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy.” Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal 6.3 (2013). With Maggie Berg.

“‘Me, a tuneful Poet’: Jane Austen’s Verse.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 33 (2011): 148-153.

“‘Does it not make you think of Cowper?’: Rural Sport in Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries.” Fellow Romantics: Male and Female British Writers, 1790-1835. Ed. Beth Lau. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2009. 159-177.