Re-reading for Status and Profit

Claudia Stokes

Trinity University

Claudia Stokes is Professor and Chair of English at Trinity University. She is the author of Writers in Retrospect: The Rise of American Literary History, 1875-1910 (North Carolina, 2006) and The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion (University of Pennsylvania, 2014). She is Communications Chair of C19 as well as Chair of the American Literature Society.  She is currently writing a book about unoriginality in nineteenth-century American literature.


Claudia Stokes will discuss how re-reading became associated with the privileged elite in the midcentury. Following the proliferation of newspapers and novels in the early century, social critics urged Americans to forego... [ 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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