Suzanne Taylor

Suzanne Taylor

Faculty Fellow in the Humanities

Suzanne Taylor Suzanne Taylor

BA (McGill), MA (University of Alberta)

Ms Taylor is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Chicago where she is completing her dissertation, “In and Out of Character: Moral Action in the Eighteenth Century”.

Her research focuses on how 18th century debates about free will shaped philosophical and literary models of character and action, and vice versa. More broadly, she is interested in how Enlightenment thought can revise current conceptions of identity, agency, and accountability.

Ms Taylor has taught in a range of courses at the University of Chicago, most recently “Evil in the Age of Enlightenment” and Seduction and the Novel: 1760-1830″.


  • “So Close a Connection: Painful Associations in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa,” English Literary History(forthcoming).


Literature and philosophy of the long 18th century, the Enlightenment and the Romantic movement in Britain and France, the history and theory of the novel, ethics, critical theory, psychology and literature.