Dr Anna Sagal

Dr Anna (Katie) Sagal has been teaching eighteenth-century British literature and writing to undergraduates for the past decade and has quite often convinced her students to read Fantomina, much to their delight. She is the Vice President of the International Eliza Haywood Society and her published writing on women’s literature has included multiple articles on Eliza Haywood’s clever strategies for female opportunity and empowerment. Major research projects also focus on women’s scientific writing and art of the eighteenth century. Dr Sagal’s book, Botanical Entanglements: Women, Plants, Literature, and Artwork in the Eighteenth Century is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press in Autumn 2021. Unsurprisingly, the very first chapter is about Eliza Haywood.


Co-author of introduction