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Emily Dickinson

Global Dickinson

My Global Dickinson essay considers how and why she draws on global imagery and the travel motif in her writings. It catalogues her use of imagery from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to move intellectually and imaginatively beyond the United States.

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Literary Tourism: Exploring Charles Dickens’ Rochester

Rochester! The word carries literary-historical significance. The British writer that was churning in my mind was Charlotte Brontë (1816-55), as the character of Mr. Rochester in her most famous novel Jane Eyre (1847) has enthralled readers everywhere. I was sure that Rochester had far greater literary importance than that but I could not think of anything more […]

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Queer Celebrity Conference Report

This two-day conference took place during LGBT Pride Month on 6-7th June at the University of Portsmouth. Organised by members of the Celebrity, Citizenship and Status project, Queer Celebrity brought together scholars from the UK, Europe, US, Australia, and Taiwan to discuss celebrity, gender, and sexuality in different historical periods and geographical locations. Over the […]

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