Margaret (Meg) Case

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Margaret (Meg) Case, Ph.DChair, Department of English Literature and Creative Writing

Contact Information

x3232mcase@rwu.eduGHH 312

Areas of Expertise

ENGLISH LITERARY STUDIES: Jane Austen, Popular Culture, Literary and Cultural Theory, Rise of the British Novel, British Women Writers, Eighteenth-Century Literature, Eliza Haywood, Cooperative Learning and engaged pedagogy


B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia

Dr. Case's areas of specialization are the rise of the novel, literary theory, and popular culture. She teaches British literature, literary theory and general education courses in “the examined life” at Roger Williams University.  She has been awarded several NEH fellowships to study topics ranging from Socratic dialogues to British romanticism, to modern satire. 

Her 2006 Freeman Foundation grant informs her work on the RWU East Asian Studies minor.  Her 2008 Oxford Study Abroad Fellowship enriches Oxford-style tutorials in the RWU English Department Senior Colloquia Capstone projects.  She won RWU’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2019.  Dr. Case's popular culture presentations at the Popular Culture Association Conference include presentations on Lost and Breaking Bad

Her recent scholarship focuses on Jane Austen.  She has presented at the Jane Austen Society of North America and at the Sanditon conference at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK (2017).  Her essay in MLA Approaches to Teaching Austen’s Persuasion was published in 2021.

BA: Modern Studies (English and Philosophy), University of Virginia (UVA)
MA and Ph.D.: English Literature, UVA
Teaching: The Ancona School, University of Virginia, Ohio Northern University and RWU
Areas of Expertise: 18th-century British literature, Rise of the Novel, Literary Theory/Cultural Criticism, Jane Austen