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Elizabeth Porter


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BA, Adelphi University
MA, Fordham University
PhD, Fordham University (2017)

Field of Study: 18th-Century British

Courses Taught
Disobedience in Literature
Texts and Contexts: Novel Heroines and Heroes
Texts and Contexts: Travels and Novels
Texts and Contexts: Servants in Literature

Dissertation Title
The Urban Plunge: Eighteenth-Century Novel Heroines in London

Dissertation Description
The project investigates a trend in long eighteenth-century novels: heroines visiting or relocating to the London metropolis. Each chapter focuses on a particular female-centered novel, paying special attention to shifting representations of urban space and perception, promises and perils of female mobility, and relationships among women from different social classes.