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Peter Sabor

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514-398-4400 Ext 09305
Email address: 
peter [dot] sabor [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Faculty Members
Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth Century Studies, Director of the Burney Centre, Professor
McLennan Library, M5-53B (Burney Centre)
Office hours: 

Mondays 10:00-11:30AM


M.A. (Cambridge), M.A. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (London), FRSC, Professor

Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth Century Studies and Director of the Burney Centre.

Eighteenth Century
Teaching areas: 

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature (especially the novel); Textual Editing.

Taught previously at: 

Laval University, Queen’s University, University of Calgary.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Royal Society of Canada Fellow
  • Canada Research Chair, 2010-17, 2003-10
  • SSHRC Insight Grant, 2012-2017
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grants, 2009-2012, 2006-2009, 2002-2005, 1999-2002, 1996-1999
  • Marjorie Wynne Fellow, Beinecke Library, Yale University, May 2008
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation Infrastructure Fund, 2003
  • SSHRC Conference Grants, 2003, 20002
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Christ’s College, Cambridge, 2002
Selected publications: 


Jane Austen's Manuscript Works, ed. with Linda Bree and Janet Todd (Broadview Press, 2012).

Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century, ed. with Fiona Ritchie (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney (Volume 1 - 1786), ed. (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century, ed. with Paul Yachnin (Ashgate, 2008).

The Cambridge Companion to Frances Burney, ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Jane Austen's Juvenilia, in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland, co-author with Thomas Keymer (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

The Pamela Controversy: Criticisms and Adaptations of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, ed. with Thomas Keymer, 6 vols. (Pickering & Chatto, 2001).

The Complete Plays of Frances Burney, ed. with Stewart Cooke and Geoffrey Sill, 2 vols. (Pickering & Chatto, 1995).

Samuel Richardson: Tercentenary Essays, ed. with Margaret Anne Doody (CUP, 1989).

Horace Walpole: The Critical Heritage (Routledge, 1987).

Horace Walpole: A Reference Guide (G.K. Hall, 1984).

Editions of works by Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding, John Cleland, Horace Walpole, Frances Burney, Jane Austen, and Thomas Carlyle for Penguin, University Press of Kentucky, Pickering & Chatto, Broadview, Juvenilia Press, and OUP.


Current research: 

A biography of Jane Austen, under contract with Blackwell. General editor of a six-volume edition of Frances Burney’s Court Journals, under contract with OUP; co-general editor of a twenty-five volume edition of Samuel Richardson’s Works and Correspondence, under contract with CUP.