Economic Neurasthenia

Francesca Sawaya

College of William & Mary

Francesca Sawaya is Professor of English and American Studies at the College of William & Mary. She is the author of Modern Women, Modern Work:  Domesticity, Professionalism, and American Writing and The Difficult Art of Giving:  Patronage, Philanthropy, and the American Literary Market, both published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  She is currently at work on a book about transatlantic feminist theory and narrative in the nineteenth century.    


Francesca Sawaya (William & Mary) looks at Rebirth of a Nation where Jackson Lears’ provides a psychological diagnosis of both the economy and the elites of the time period.  He writes, “The manic-depressive psychology... [ 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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