Michael Edson

Associate Professor of English; Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Editor of Eighteenth-Century Life

Hoyt 246, medson@uwyo.edu

on sabbatical Fall 2023-Spring 2024


Michael Edson joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2014. He teaches courses in Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature. His research interests include printed notes, marginalia, and satire. He is currently working on a book project exploring satire and cultural memory.


Ph.D., English, University of Delaware, 2011

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Eighteenth-Century Novel

Making and Breaking the Canon

Cultures of Reading

Satire and Memory

Selected Publications/Awards

"Cowley’s Essays: Martial and the Ironies of Retirement." Forthcoming in Abraham Cowley: A Poet Recovered. Clemson Univ, Press, 2023.

"Rescaling Falconer’s The Shipwreck: Time, Labor, and the Problem of Immersion.” Forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Life (2023)

“Satire as Gossip: Lady Anne Hamilton’s The Epics of the Ton.” British Women Satirists in the Long Eighteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2022. 207–225. 

“Manuscript Notations and Cultural Memory.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 50 (2021): 169–184.

To learn more about Michael Edson's publications, click here.  Personal site.

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