College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee


Debbie Lee received her PhD from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, in 1998, and began teaching at WSU that same year. She has specialties in two different fields: 1) Western wilderness literature and history, and 2) Late-eighteenth century and early nineteenth-century British literature and history. She is currently working on a book, manuscript and photograph archive, and oral history collection funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and titled: The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness History Project.



Her publications include Romantic Liars: Obscure Women Who Became Impostors and Challenged an Empire (Palgrave Macmillan 2006), Literature Science and Exploration: Bodies of Knowledge (Cambridge 2004), Slavery and the Romantic Imagination (UPenn Press, 2002; 2004), three editions of primary historical writing, co-general editor of the eight volume Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period (1999, Pickering & Chatto), and over twenty articles in journals such as the TLS, ELH, and The Oral History Review.











Department of English, PO Box 645020, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5020, 509-335-2581, Contact Us