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Marisa Palacios Knox

Lecturer
Wheeler 421
WTh 3-4
mknox@berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

I work primarily on nineteenth-century British and colonial literature, exploring my intersecting interests in gender, cognition, and the history of reading. Having received my doctorate in English at UC Berkeley in May 2013, I am currently expanding my dissertation, "Identification Crises: Victorian Women and Wayward Reading," into a book manuscript. Two chapters of the dissertation have been adapted into articles in Victorian Poetry (Summer 2014) and Nineteenth-Century Literature (June 2014). I am also working on a new project on nineteenth-century British immigrants to Chile and alternative discourses of imperialism. 



Specialties

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

               Publications

“‘The Valley of the Shadow of Books’: George Gissing, New Women, and Morbid Literary Detachment,” Nineteenth-Century Literature (June 2014).

Masculine Identification and Marital Dissolution in Aurora Leigh,” Victorian Poetry (Summer 2014). 

Papers Delivered

"Character Invasion and the Art of Acting in No Name. Victorian Performance Colloquium. UC Berkeley, April 2014.

“Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Elective Readership.” Victorian Networks. North American Victorian Studies Association, September 2012.

“‘Literary Nunneries’: Women’s Education, Sterility, and Detachment.” NeMLA 43rd Annual Convention. St. John Fisher College, March 2012.

Odd Women and the Limits of Female Sympathy at the Fin de Siècle.” Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling. Newcastle University, December 2010.

“‘The Valley of the Shadow of Books’: New Grub Street and Morbid Female Detachment.” 56th Midwest Conference on British Studies. Baldwin Wallace College, October 2010. 

“The Solution and Dissolution of Marriage in Aurora Leigh.” Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Women Writers Conference: Journeys. Texas A & M University, April 2009. 



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