Dennis Todd is a Professor in the Department of English. He specializes in eighteenth-century American and British literature and culture, especially Defoe, Swift and Pope, and European encounters with New World cultures.
Todd earned his Ph.D. from Emory University and B.A. from the University of California at Riverside.
Selected Publications Todd has written include: "Imagining Monsters" (1995) and "Defoe's America" (2010) He has co-edited "Eighteenth-Century Genre and Culture" (2001) and has written articles on Pope, Swift, Defoe, Hogarth, Arbuthnot, early science, and colonialism.
Todd is currently working on a study of William Byrd II and slavery.