Nineteenth-Century Literature

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  • 14 Mar 2022
    Anne E. Linton

    New Pronouns and Old Stories: Nonbinary Narratives in Nineteenth-Century France

    The English language comes ready-made with the gender-neutral third person pronoun “they,” and a history stretching back before Shakespeare of using it in a singular context for that very purpose. Grammatically speaking, pronouns are a bit trickier in French. There is no gender-neutral third person equivalent of “they” in French. At least there wasn’t, officially, […]

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  • 17 Dec 2020
    Anne Stiles

    Breaking Glad: Positive Thinking and the President in the Time of COVID-19

    What do Oprah Winfrey, Anne of Green Gables, Norman Vincent Peale, and United States President Donald Trump have in common? These individuals, real and fictional, embrace a nineteenth-century new religious movement known as New Thought that is related to Mary Baker Eddy’s Christian Science.

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  • 23 Sep 2019
    Sean Grass

    The Commodification of Identity in Victorian Narrative

    Scholars of the Victorian period have often written of it as a golden age of autobiography, notable for the remarkable proliferation of life writing at and after mid-century. In 1850 Leigh Hunt published his Autobiography, and Robert Southey’s Recollections appeared that same year in his posthumous Life and Correspondence. Thereafter, many other eminent Victorians—Charles Darwin, […]

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