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When Nobody Cares: Jane Eyre, Anne Elliott, and the Problem of Community | Talia Schaffer

What does it mean to think of care as an activity rather than a feeling? In what promises to be an illuminating talk, Talia Schaeffer will compare Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë's fictional representations of communal care.

When Nobody Cares: Jane Eyre, Anne Elliott, and the Problem of Community | Talia Schaffer
When Nobody Cares: Jane Eyre, Anne Elliott, and the Problem of Community | Talia Schaffer

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Apr 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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About the Event

Talia Schaffer is a Distinguished Professor of English at Queens College CUNY and the Graduate Center CUNY. She is the author of Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction (2021), shortlisted for the Literary Encyclopedia Book Prize, Honorable Mention for the NAVSA prize for the Best Book in Victorian Studies; Romance’s Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction (2016), which won the NAVSA prize for the best book of the year; Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (2011); and The Forgotten Female Aesthetes; Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England (2001). Her co-edited volumes include The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature (2020), with Dennis Denisoff; a special issue of Victorian Review, “Extending Families,” with Kelly Hager (2013); and Women and British Aestheticism with Kathy A. Psomiades (1999). She has also edited Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle (2006) and Lucas Malet's 1901 novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady (2003). Schaffer has published more than 50 articles on topics including Victorian familial and marital norms, disability studies, ethical readings, women writers, material culture, popular fiction, and aestheticism.

NOTE: This is a pay-what-you-want event. You may attend for free or give a small donation. If you would like to attend for free, please put 0 in the registration box.

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