David Diamond



Research Interests: 

Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature; history of religion; the novel

Graduation Year: 


Dissertation Title: 

"Credible Types: Calvinism, Credit Culture, and the Early Novel, 1660-1750"


I am an active participant (and former co-cordinator) of the 18th- and 19th-Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop.


"Sinners and 'Standers by': Reading the Characters of Calvinism in The Pilgrim's Progress," Eighteenth-Century Studies (forthcoming)


I hail from New England. After graduating from Bowdoin College, I taught English at Worcester Academy, a private high school in Massachusetts.

Teaching Experience: 

I have assisted in classes on the history and theory of drama, Victorian fiction, and critical approaches to Hamlet. In 2013, I designed and taught a free-standing course called "Writing Lives: The Spirit of Biography in 18th-Century Britain." Through my current work as a BA Preceptor, I mentor students working on creative and critical honors projects. I also teach composition at an area liberal arts college.