CANDACE WARD, Associate Professor of English, B.S. University of Florida (1984), M.A. University of Central Florida (1988), Ph.D. University of Alabama (1996), specializes in eighteenth-century British literature, early Anglo-Caribbean literature and culture, and early women's fiction. She has also worked on the editorial staff of College English (1990-92) and South Atlantic Review (1992-93) and at Dover Publications (1993-96). In 2002-03 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and an American Association of University Women postdoctoral fellowship. Her book, Desire and Disorder: Fever, Fictions, and Feeling in English Georgian Culture (Bucknell University Press, 2007), explores one of the eighteenth-century's most persistent tropes, the fevered body. Her work on the English Department's 2006 Literature Colloquium reflects her current research and teaching interests in early Caribbean studies.
- Crossing the Line: Early Anglo-Caribbean Fictions, 1800-1842. Forthcoming from University of Virginia Press, Spring 2017.
- Hamel, the Obeah Man. By Cynric R. Williams. Edited by Candace Ward and Tim Watson. Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 2010.
- Desire and Disorder: Fever, Fictions, and Feeling in English Georgian Culture. Bucknell University Press, 2007.
- "'What Time Has Proved': History, Rebellion, and Revolution in Hamel the Obeah Man." ARIEL 38.1 (2007): 49-73.
- ARIEL special issue on Caribbean Slavery and Abolition (co-editor and contributor; June 2007).
- "Oroonoko and Three-Fingered Jack: Sentiment in Two Early Anglo-Caribbean Fictions." Transports in the British Empire and the Commonwealth, Les Carnets du Cerpac 4 (Spring 2007). 443-460.
- "'Cruel Disorder': Female Bodies, Eighteenth-Century Fever Narratives, and the Sentimental Novel." Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 32 (2002): 93-121.
- "'Malignant Dispositions': Tropical Disease, Sensibility, and the West Indian Character in Eighteenth-Century Colonial Writings." Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Writing in Britain and Its Colonies, 1660-1838. Ed. Brycchan Carey, Markman Ellis, Sara Salih. Palgrave UK, 2005.
- The Governess; or, The Little Female Academy. By Sarah Fielding. Petersborough, ON: Broadview Press. Broadview Press, 2005.
- "'Inordinate Desire': Schooling the Senses in Elizabeth Inchbald's A Simple Story." Studies in the Novel 31.1 (Spring 1999): 1-18.
- "'Active Sensibility and Positive Virtue': Wollstonecraft's 'Grand Principle of Action.'" European Romantic Review 8.4 (Fall 1997): 409-31.
- "'Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten': Laying Ghosts in Jamaican Fiction." In The Transatlantic Gothic: New Directions in Dark Romanticism. Ed. Bridget Marhsall and Monika Elbert. Forthcoming.
- Fulbright Research/Lecturing Fellowship, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, 2002-03.
- American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2002-03.
- Wellcome History of Medicine Travel Grant, London, May 2002.
- American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Summer Fellowship, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1999.