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Judith Stuchiner


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BA, Grinnell College
MA, Columbia University
PhD, Fordham University (2017)

Field of Study: 18th-Century British

Courses Taught
Composition I
Composition II
Texts and Contexts

Dissertation Title
Religious Enthusiasm and the British Worker, from Henry Fielding to George Eliot 

Dissertation Description
Her dissertation views the novel through the lens of major philosophical debates, such as revelation versus reason and faith versus works.  Essentially, Judith treats the rising novel as a spiritual space for self-definition, both from the perspective of a servant, such as Fielding’s Joseph Andrews, or an artisan, such as Eliot’s Adam Bede, during a time when religion, though central, offered an increasingly confusing proliferation of philosophical world views.