"The Cursed Writer: Women, Publicity, and Novels for Adolescents in Nineteenth-Century France"

Alexandra Parfitt (Ph.D., Yale University, 2010)
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 4:30pm
Allen Auditorium, Suzzallo Library
Alexandra Parfitt holds a B.A. in Germanic Studies from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University.  Her dissertation examines the impact of educational discourse on both novels for children and realist texts by Balzac, Stendhal, and Flaubert. In her current project, “Good Reads: Novels for Girls in Nineteenth-Century France,” she traces how novels for girls redefined womanhood in modern France.
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