Effigies of Self in Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry

Eliza Richards

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Eliza Richards is Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe’s Circle was published in 2004 by Cambridge University Press. Cambridge also published her edited collection Emily Dickinson in Context, in 2013. Her second monograph, Battle Lines: Poetry, Media, and Violence in the US Civil War, is forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press. She has published widely on nineteenth-century poetry and poetics.


Eliza Richards asks how we should understand the many figurations of suicide by late-nineteenth-century women poets. Strangely, these poets depict one of the most intimate acts of violence as a melodramatic engagement with a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Eliza Richards (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

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P 97 » Intimacies of Violence (10:45 - Sunday, 25th March, Fiesta I-II)

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