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Pam Lieske


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1996

Pam Lieske's scholarly interests include 18th-C British Literature, the rise of the novel, and the history of science and medicine.  She is particularly interested in the history of obstetrics and intersections between art and science. Before gaining her Ph.D., Dr. Lieske worked as a registered nurse in a number of clinical settings. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she feels fortunate to teach and work with her colleagues and students at the Trumbull Campus of Kent State.  
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

“Deformity of the Maternal Pelvis in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain,”  Reproduction in the  Eighteenth-Century, ed. Raymond Stephanson, University of Toronto Press, 2013.  Invited contribution.

'Made in Imitation of Real Women and Children’:  Obstetrical Machines in Eighteenth-Century Britain.”   The Female Body in Medicine and Literature. Eds. Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge, (Liverpool University Press, 2010) 59-88.  paperback, fall 2012.

Review of Jenny Davidson, Breeding: A Partial History of the Eighteenth-Century (Columbia UP, 2009) in The Scriblerian and The Kit-Cats 43.2 (spring 2011): 261-3.  

Curated an exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western Reserve University. Title of exhibit: La machine of Mme du Coudray:  The obstetric manikin in 18th century midwifery  (Oct. 2010)
Editor,  Eighteenth-Century British Midwifery, 12 vols. Pickering and Chatto, 2007-9.

Research Areas
  • 18th-C British Literature and Culture
  • History of Science and Medicine
  • History of Midwifery
  • Feminist Theory and Women's Literature

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Pam Lieske
Department of English
Phone: 330-675-8903
Summer 2015
  • ENG 21011 - 722 College Writing Ii
Fall 2015
  • ENG 21011 - 703 College Writing Ii
  • ENG 22072 - 700 Great Books Ii
  • ENG 34021 - 700 Women ' S Literature