And Everything Nice: Girls, Aggression, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel.

Byler, Lauren.

Abstract: This dissertation investigates the aggression variously expressed by and directed at girls in several nineteenth-century British novels. In doing so, it traces the girl's doubled role in the novel and nineteenth-century culture as a socio-historical subject position and a trope for failure and contradiction that certain novelists map onto this subject position. The girl's highly elastic ... read more

Tufts University. Department of English.
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