Everybody's Protest?: The Ambivalent Madwoman in Harriet Prescott Spofford's 'Her Story'

Jessica Horvath Williams


Jessica Horvath Williams is a doctoral candidate in English at UCLA where her dissertation, Fragile Minds: The Narrative Form and Social Function of Psychological Disability in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, examines the intersection between insanity, narrative discourse, and sociopolitical oppression from a disability studies perspective. Her work is forthcoming in Studies in American Fiction.


Jessica Horvath Williams (UCLA) takes up Harriet Prescott Spofford’s little-known short story, “Her Story,” to revise many feminist and disability readings of nontropological female madness as critiques of oppressive... [ view full abstract ]


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P41 » Ecologies of the Mind in C19 America (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment F)

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