Areas of Interest: 18th-century literature, legal history, theater, place-based studies, historical fiction
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Ph.D., City University of New York
B.A., Union College
Dr. Bissonette teaches a range of courses, including surveys in English literature, seminars on Jane Austen, YA literature, and theater. She also teaches writing courses, including Legal Writing, which is a requirement in the Legal Studies Program and is part of the Public and Professional Writing certificate. Her scholarship focuses on eighteenth-century theatrical writing as an intersection of popular and literary forms. She also writes fiction based on lesser-known historical figures in the legal and courtly world of England in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- Forthcoming: “Mattie Burkert. Speculative Enterprise: Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688-1763,” Journal of British Studies, 2023.
- 'A Right Judgment’: Rape Trial Conventions Revisited in Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones, The Journal of Law Culture and Humanities, 2019.