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‘The Victorian Historian Mary Anne Everett Green’


Fri, April 13, 2012 | Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Mary Anne Everett Green’s life spanned most of the nineteenth century.  She won praise as an historian of 41 volumes of documentary history, which remain authoritative and indeed indispensable.  Yet she is largely unknown to Victorianists and some feminist theories of historiography would preclude her career all together.  Reestablishing Green’s reputation requires innovative methods of scholarship across several disciplines.

Christine L. Krueger is Professor of English at Marquette University.  She teaches Victorian literature, women’s literature, and literature and law.  Her most recent book is Reading for the Law: British Literary History and Gender Advocacy (2010).   She has published on gender and historiography, nineteenth-century religious rhetoric, and Victorian popular culture.  She is writing a biography of Mary Anne Everett Green.

Sponsored by: Faculty Seminar on British Studies

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