'At Home in the World': DiBattista and Nord reframe female literary tradition

April 17, 2017

Deborah Nord, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and professor of English, and Maria DiBattista, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and professor of comparative literature, were inspired to write their new book "At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present" while co-teaching the course "The Female Literary Tradition." The authors re-evaluate the past two centuries of female novelists as their characters leave the threshold of home to engage with the most pressing issues of public life: economic and social justice, slavery, warfare, democratic reforms, globalization and the clash of cultures.

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