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Promoted to the rank of professor in 1999, Dr. Battigelli specializes in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English literature. She is the author of Margaret Cavendish and the Exiles of the Mind (1998), which was named a Choice Outstanding Title. She is now completing a book called John Dryden and Catholicism: Religion and Politics in Restoration London. Her recent articles include works on the religious context of Restoration print culture, early modern science, and satire. She has been invited to lecture at Downside Abbey, Auburn University, Harvard's Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Hamilton College, and the CUNY Graduate Center's eighteenth-century seminar. During the 2004-2005 academic year, she was a Carey Senior Fellow at Notre Dame University's Erasmus Institute. She won the State University's Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006. She was Visiting Professor of English at Boston University in spring 2008.
She frequently serves as a panel reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was President of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in 2007. She has served both as book review editor and as a member of the editorial board of 1650-1850: Ideas, Inquiries and Aesthetics in the Early Modern Era. She has also been invited to be an external reviewer for other colleges and universities for tenure, promotion, honors theses, and dissertation theses.
Dr. Battigelli contributes generously to the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, mentoring new faculty within the humanities and directing the English Department's minor programs. She is a devoted and highly acclaimed teacher.
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