|Beautiful Blemishes: Gender and Female Criminality in Four Victorian Novels
||This thesis analyzes the close connection between female criminality and gender in the Victorian novels Adam Bede, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Lady Audley’s Secret and Armadale. Each of the female criminals in these novels demonstrates gender deviance...
|Epic Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Homeric Tradition
||The purpose of this project was to reveal Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There to be an attempt by the author to write a Victorian mock-heroic epic, one th...
|The Reformer and the Eugenicist: Representations of Disease in Jane Eyre and Bleak House
||My thesis applies the critical lens of disability studies to the Victorian public health crisis, and examines the novels Jane Eyre and Bleak House within that framework.
In Jane Eyre, a group of wealthy benefactors intervenes to remedy the neglect ...