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Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Hilary M. Schor


Curious Subjects focuses on the relationship between women, curiosity, and the rise of the novel, using the lenses of scientific, legal, and “fictional” curiosity to examine the changing definitions of the subject within these various discourses. Texts range from eighteenth-century fiction to classic Victorian “heroine texts,” to contemporary revisions of realist forms, with an emphasis on the always-doubled and duplicitous nature of both female curiosity and the realist project. The book rethinks the question of female knowledge from within the form of the novel, using not just t ... More

Keywords: victorian, rise of the novel, realism, curiosity, women, heroine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199928095
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilary M. Schor, author
USC Dornsife