Faculty Biographies

Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Associate Professor of Instruction and M.A. Advisor


Office: CPR 358-H
Phone: 813-974-2193
Email: jlcook4@usf.edu


Dr. Jessica Cook’s research and teaching specialties include 18th-and 19th-century British literature, women’s literature, and place studies. She has published articles on the connection between 18th-century novelist Samuel Richardson and the late 17th-century early feminist writer Mary Astell, and the role of place-making in the 18th-century poet Mary Leapor’s work. She also co-edited the essay collection, The Circuit of Apollo: Eighteenth-Century Women’s Tributes to Women (University of Delaware Press, 2019), with Laura Runge.

At USF, Dr. Cook teaches undergraduate courses on the 18th-century British novel, 18th-and 19th-century British literature, women’s literature, crime fiction, and literary methodology. She has also taught courses on Jane Austen and Harry Potter for the USF in London study abroad program. In addition to teaching undergraduates, she advises graduate students in the English MA program