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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 ...
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 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 ...