Such pleasant talks!": Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, In After Days, and the Discursive Mood of Utopian Friendship

Shannon Brennan

Carthage College

Shannon Brennan is Assistant Professor of English at Carthage College. Her research focuses on American popular and literary culture at the fin-de-siècle. Her work on queer theory, affect, and interior design has recently appeared in Legacy, and she is currently developing a project about queer models of affect in 19th century secular culture.


In 1910, Harper and Brothers published an essay collection titled In After Days: Thoughts on the Future Life. Its premise—that writers like Henry James and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps possess the authority to define the contours... [ view full abstract ]


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P71 » Print Precarity: Utopian Climates of the Long Nineteenth Century (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment F)

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