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The space of sovereignty: Authority, literature and historiography in eighteenth-century England
My dissertation argues that eighteenth-century fiction and historiography provide a radically different epistemology of social formation and sovereignty than can be found in the philosophy of the period. Reading fiction ...
Dark articulations: Nation and narration in the colonial and postcolonial gothic
"Dark Articulations: Nation and Narration in the Colonial and Postcolonial Gothic" argues that the Gothic novel is the primary literary mode through which colonial imperialism has been articulated and negotiated. This ...
Intertextuality, female alliance and literary genealogy in the eighteenth-century British novel
This dissertation attempts to construct a genealogy of intertextual relations between generations of women in the eighteenth-century British novelistic tradition. Reading generational relations between women novelists in ...
The feminine phantom: Property, possession, and the female body in the eighteenth century English novel
This dissertation examines the function of the female body that either facilitates or undercuts woman's economic agency by asking the question "is possessive individual available to women?" I argue that the possessive ...
Bringing the tiger into the parlor: The consumption of exotic objects in the nineteenth-century British novel
"Bringing the Tiger into the Parlor: The Consumption of Exotic Objects in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel" considers the ways foreign objects are exotified through consumption and display in the domestic settings of ...