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John Zomchick

John Zomchick

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Office of the Provost
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0152

Phone: 865-974-2445
Fax: 865-974-4811


  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University


  • Family and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Public Conscience in the Private Sphere. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Representative Articles

  • “Force, Power, and Contract in The Woman Captain,” Restoration 20 (1996): 175-88
  • “Satire and the Bourgeois Subject in Frances Burney’s Evelina,” in Cutting Edges: Postmodern Critical Essays on Eighteenth-Century Satire, ed. James Gill (University of Tennessee Press, 1995), 347-66
  • “‘Inordinate Sallies of Desire’ Restrained and ‘Unutterable Rapture Possessed’: The Enplotment of the Reader in Roderick Random,” Reader Entrapment in Eighteenth-Century Literature, (New York: AMS Press, 1992), 201-28
  • “‘A Penetration Which Nothing Can Deceive’: Gender and Juridical Discourse in Some Eighteenth-Century Narratives.” Studies in English Literature 29 (1989), 535-61
  • “Tame Spirits, Brave Fellows, and the Web of Law: Robert Lovelace’s Legalistic Conscience,” ELH, 53 (1986), 99-120
  • “Social Class, Character and Narrative Strategy in Humphry Clinker.” Eighteenth-Century Life 10 (Oct. 1986), 172-85.

Invited Lectures

  • NEH Summer Stipend, 1989
  • College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Advising Service Award, 1998
  • Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, 1993