Andrew O. Winckles, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of CORE (Liberal Arts), Adrian College
Dr Winckles' work on Methodist women has been published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Women's Writing, and Nineteenth-Century Studies. He is currently editing (with Angela Rehbein) a special issue of Women’s Writing on “Reassessing Women Writers of the Romantic Period,” and a collection on Women’s Literary Networks of the Romantic Period for Liverpool University Press. He is also at work on a monograph titled, “Consider the Lord as Ever Present Reader”: Eighteenth-Century Women’s Writing and the Evangelical Media Revolution.
During his time as research fellow, he built on studies such as Phyllis Mack's Heart Religion in the British Englightenment who also made use of the collections at the John Rylands University Library and he focused particularly on Methodist women's writing as literature. Andrew believes that the final printed sources of Methodist women such as Mary Fletcher are only the 'final stage of a long process of meditation and re-meditation.' He used the MARC and Fletcher Tooth Collections 'to expand our understanding of how women used "non-traditional" public sphere forms like letters, journals and Sunday school letters to develop the bonds of affection that spurned more writing and public action.'
'Pray for the Unworthy Scribbler: The Oral, Manuscript, and Print Cultures of Early Methodist Women', After Print: Manuscripts in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Rachael Scarborough King (University of Pennsylvania Press), forthcoming.
'Masculine Robustness of Intellect and Feminine Delicacy of Sentiment: Agnes Bulmer’s Select Letters and the Construction of Evangelical Femininity', Nineteenth Century Studies, forthcoming.
'The Secret Textual History of Pamela, Methodist', Studies in Book Culture 6/2 (2015).
'The Book of Nature in the Methodist Epic: Agnes Bulmer's Analogic Poetics and the End(s) of Romanticism', Women's Writing (Spring 2015).
(co-authored with Christy Mesaros-Winckles), 'Focus on the Family Embraces a Postmodern Media: Remaining Relevant in a Fragmented Society', in The Electronic Church in the Digital Age Cultural Impacts of Evangelical Mass Media, ed. Mark Ward, Sr. (Santa Barbara, 2015).
'"Excuse what deficiencies you will find" : Methodist Women and Public Space in John Wesley's Arminian Magazine', Eighteenth Century Studies 46/3 (2013), 415-429.
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