Bridget McFarland is a Ph.D candidate in English and American literature at New York University. She earned her B.A. and M.A. (with honors) in English from Georgetown University. She has taught survey courses in British and American literature as well as seminars in composition. In 2012, she was awarded the Halsband Fellowship in Eighteenth-Century English studies and the Tuttleton Fellowship in American literature. Her dissertation titled "Harlequin's Voice: Anglo-American Pantomime and the Atlantic Theater of Print, 1780-1830" argues that a cultural history of pantomime demonstrates the ways in which the political, economic, and social circuits of the Atlantic world emerged in the late eighteenth-century through the discourse of theater.