Ruth Perry
  Ruth Perry, an internationally acclaimed authoriy on feminist literary criticism and on eighteenth-century English literature and culture, was the founding Director of the Women's Studies program at MIT, where she is currently Professor of Literature. She was President of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in 2000. Her most recent book is called NOVEL RELATIONS; THE TRANSFORMATION OF KINSHIP IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE 1748-1818 (CUP 2005). A folksinger all her life, she began teaching courses on folk music in the U.S. and the British Isles five years ago and now lectures and writes about ballads in eighteenth-century England.
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