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Gulliver’s Irrationality

Readings of Gulliver’s Travels are diverse enough to have spawned histories on the critical debate itself. The work was an instant success; upon its anonymous publication in 1726, “it […] became the only subject of conversation; everybody wondered, everybody admired, … Continue reading

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An Ecofeminist Reading of Northanger Abbey and the Critical Discourse

Note: The following piece serves as a companion to another of Shollenberger’s works, The Moral Landscape of the Gothic Heroine. Together, the pieces provide a comprehensive, and thrillingly new reading of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. ‘Moral Landscape’ is a detailed historical … Continue reading

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The Moral Landscape of the Gothic Heroine

An Ecofeminist Reading of Northanger Abbey As a satire of the Gothic novel, Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey quietly subverts the systems of Western patriarchy reinforced by the genre and its literary predecessors, questioning the structural domination of women and nature. … Continue reading

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