Climate Control: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's Trixy and Sustainable Systems of Care

Kristie Schlauraff

Villanova University

Kristie Schlauraff is currently an Arthur J. Ennis Postdoctoral Fellow at Villanova University. In January 2017 she received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, where she specialized in nineteenth-century British and American literature, with a focus on gothic fiction, history of science, and sound studies. Currently, she is working on a book project that investigates intersections of science and sound in nineteenth-century gothic fiction to expose a new awareness of bodies as soundscapes. In addition to her scholarship and teaching, she also serves as a subcommittee member for the C19 Podcast, which fosters public scholarship on American literature, history, and culture.


After witnessing his first vivisection as a medical student in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s Trixy, Olin Steele emerges into a world where “the pallid sun had been gulped by massing clouds, and a dark storm was imminent.”... [ view full abstract ]


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