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Constance Fenimore Woolson was born on this day in 1840. I can’t imagine a better birthday present for her than her picture on the cover of The New York Times Book Review!   Although she was squeamish during her life about her picture appearing in print, I think she would be happy to know now […]

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Yesterday afternoon my first article for The Toast went live. What a great experience! The shares on Facebook are nearing 900. And the comments are so lively and nice. Thank you Toast readers! The title is: Eight Classic Female Bildungsromane You Should Know About If You Don’t Already It begins: The female Bildungsroman (or novel […]

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Each month I will feature a little-known woman writer of the past in my newsletter, which I have retitled “The Bluestocking Bulletin.” Check it out here and, if you like it, you can subscribe at the bottom. This first issue features the writer Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867), who was a famous early American novelist (as […]

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The BBC has 10 books it would like you to consider reading this month. I couldn’t be more thrilled that one of them is mine: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160129-ten-books-to-read-in-february. It was a happy night last night when I opened my Facebook and Twitter accounts to see a flurry of posts and tweets spreading the news, courtesy of the article’s author, Jane Ciabattari. […]

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Here, finally, is my list of female Bildugsromane to read this year as part of the Classics Club’s Women’s Classic Literature Event 2016. I have only read the first before, and I’m reading the rest as part of my research for a chapter in the book I am writing, tentatively titled Reading Little Women: The History of […]

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It’s been an amazing year in my writing, teaching, and reading lives, and I can’t wait for 2016. In fact, for a while now, I’ve been writing 2016 when I write down the date. That’s how much I’m looking forward to it. But first, a look back at 2015. I have been busy completing two […]