Author Archives: Nathan Hensley

About Nathan Hensley

Nathan K. Hensley is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University; he works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and the novel.

Angels of the House & Lady Audley’s Secret

Hi all: In reference to the excellent posts about gender and agency by Tiff, Stephanie, and Anna, I want to bring your attention to this article, which shows “word clouds” generated in the textual analysis of a series of ads … Continue reading

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Action / Inaction / Network / Artwork?

For possible discussion today? “Rosamond’s thin utterance threw into the words “What can I do” as much neutrality as they could hold.”

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Lannan Symposium: America From the Outside, April 2-3

Below is the schedule of events for the upcoming Lannan Symposium; please make every effort to attend as many of these important events as possible.  Write a 2-paragraph response on the blog to receive small extra credit. Lannan Center for … Continue reading

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Hitchcock’s Blondes and the “Artificial Female”

Wonderful posts this time!  Looking forward to the conversation.  In reference to Mallory’s fascinating post about connections between Laura Mulvey’s lecture and the Dorothea / Rosamond duality in Middlemarch, I thought we’d begin just briefly today about what Mulvey called … Continue reading

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“Distant reading” Middlemarch?

Hi all, First, I’ve updated the reading schedule for the rest of the term, here.  We’re pushing through Eliot’s masterpiece but I’ve added an extra day for us; this will give us breathing room. Second, on reading.  We went in … Continue reading

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