Constance Fenimore Woolson's 'Miss Grief' and How to (Re-) Read Realistically

Faye Halpern

University of Calgary

Faye Halpern is Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. She investigates sentimental rhetoric, contemporary reading and writing pedagogy, and the relationship between them. An article on nineteenth-century antebellum reading practices, “Literacy, Anti-Literacy, and Illiteracy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” recently came out in Legacy. She is currently working on a book called Reading, Realism, and the Afterlife of Emotions.


Faye Halpern demonstrates that situating even well-known nineteenth-century fiction within a history of reading can open up new interpretations. Halpern interprets Constance Fenimore Woolson’s short story “Miss Grief” as... [ view full abstract ]


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P15 » Practices of Re-reading in the Nineteenth Century (14:00 - Thursday, 22nd March, Fiesta I-II)

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