The Performance of Resistance: Nellie Bly's 'Six Months in Mexico'

Vicki Van Brocklin

English, University of New Mexico

Vicki Van Brocklin is a second-year Ph.D. student in American Literary Studies at U.N.M. After teaching for many years, she decided to go back to school. She has a backpack and a stack of books, and she's ready.  


Vicki Van Brocklin explores an underread piece by the iconic stunt reporter Nellie Bly, who paved the way for women in the newspaper and magazine world. Because her gender-transgressive performances guaranteed her front pages,... [ view full abstract ]


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