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Contact Information

bnorton@fullerton.edu
Voice: 657-278-3460
Dept: 657-278-3163

B. Michael  Norton

Associate Professor

Biography

Mike received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University in 2006. His research is rooted in eighteenth-century English and comparative literature, focusing especially on the novel, the Enlightenment, ethics, and the essay.  He is particularly interested in intersections of forms and ideas in the period.

Degrees

2006, Ph.D., New York University

1998, M.A., New School for Social Research

1995, B.A., New School for Social Research

Research Areas

Eighteenth-century literature, the Enlightenment, ethics, aesthetics and everyday life

Courses Regularly Taught

The eighteenth-century novel; Restoration and eighteenth-century literature; comparative literature

Publications

Emma Courtney, Feminist Ethics and the Problem of Autonomy,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 54, 3 (Fall 2013)

 Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment (Bucknell University Press, 2012) 

“After the Summum Bonum: Novels, Treatises and the Enquiry after Happiness,” inTheory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century: Writing Between Philosophy and Literature, ed. Christina Lupton and Alexander Dick (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008)

 “The Moral in Phutatorius’s Breeches: Tristram Shandy and the Limits of Stoic    Ethics,”Eighteenth-Century Fiction 18, 4 (Summer 2006)

"Laurence Sterne and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life" (forthcoming)

 "Sterne Studies at the Tercentenary," Eighteenth-Century Life 38, 1 (Winter 2014)

Office Hours

TuTh 5:30PM - 7PM

Current Course Schedule

ENGL 300-01 TuTh 11:30AM / UH-335

ENGL 307-01 TuTh 4PM ? MH-049

ENGL 455-01 TuTh 1PM / H-511