Unfinished Genres in The Curse of Caste

Brigitte Fielder

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brigitte Fielder is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is researching two book projects: 1) queer genealogies of interracial kinship in nineteenth-century American literatures; 2) overlapping discourses of race and species in the long nineteenth century. Her work has appeared in journals including American Quarterly, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Studies in American Fiction and Early American Studies, and in edited collections, including Who Writes for Black Children: African American Children’s Literature before 1900, Women’s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire, and American Beasts: Perspectives on Animals, Animality, and U.S. Culture, 1776-1920.


Brigitte Fielder’s, “Unfinished Genres in The Curse of Caste” continues this examination of the tension between serial fragment through Julia C. Collins’ The Curse of Caste; or, the Slave Bride. Curse was serialized... [ view full abstract ]


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