Stephen F. Austin State University

Elizabeth Tasker


Elizabeth Tasker Davis, Ph.D

Office Location: LAN 260

Ph.D in English, Georgia State University

M.A.P.W in Professional Writing, Carnegie Mellon University

B.A. in English, University of Southwestern Louisiana

Dr. Tasker Davis teaches introductory, upper-level, and graduate classes in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, satire, composition, and composition pedagogy. Her research interests include eighteenth-century British female writers as well as the history and theory of satire, and she is currently writing a book manuscript on eighteenth-century British women's rhetoric. Dr. Tasker Davis is the current president of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.


"Before Garrick: Elizabeth Barry, Mistress of Emotion on the Restoration Stage." Re/Framing Identifications. Ed. Michelle Ballif. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2013. Forthcoming. Print.

"Cosmopolitan Benevolence from a Female Pen: Aphra Behn and Charlotte Lennox Remember the New World." South Atlantic Review 76.1 (Winter 2011): 33-51. Print.

Composition in the Piney Woods. (editor). Stephen F. Austin State University, 2012. Web.

"Recent Advances in the History of 18th and 19th Century Rhetorical Theory." (co-authored with Lynee Lewis Gaillet) The Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. Eds. Andrea Lunsford and Jim Aune. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2009. 67-84. Print.

"Feminist Research Methodologies in Historic Rhetoric and Composition: An Overview of Scholarship from the 1970s to the Present." (co-authored with Frances Holt-Underwood) Rhetoric Review 27.1 (2008): 54-71. Print.