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The Threat of Mesmerism
This thesis examines how mesmerism and its practitioners invoke social anxieties about gender roles in nineteenth century America in view of two texts. Confessions of a Magnetiser, anonymously published in 1845, and “A ...
Gothic Travel: Captivity, Monstrosity, and Emotion in Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Literature
In this dissertation, I explore the relationship between captivity narratives and the Gothic in eighteenth-century transatlantic literature. I move from examining traditional captivity narratives of Mary Rowlandson and ...