A "More Smiling" Atmosphere: Women, Face Ache, and the Climate of Genteel Culture

Matthew Salway

University of California, Los Angeles

Matthew Salway is a Lecturer in American Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently completing a monograph on the rise of a publicly discernible Americanness in the late nineteenth century, titled Conspicuous Americans: The Pursuit of Character in the Age of Conformity. In 2017, his work was featured in The Henry James Review.


Matthew Salway, University of California, Los Angeles, "A 'More Smiling' Atmosphere: Women, Face Ache, and the Climate of Genteel Culture." Models of feminine behavior saturated late nineteenth-century genteel culture,... [ view full abstract ]


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