Elsie Michie

Elsie B. Michie

Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Yale University

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Elsie Michie received her PhD in English from Yale University in 1984. She has written two single authored books, Outside the Pale: Cultural Exclusion, Gender Difference, and the Victorian Woman Writer (Cornell, 1993) and The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses, Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Jane Austen to Henry James (Johns Hopkins, 2011). She has edited four essay collections and two critical editions. She is currently at work on a book about Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Harriet Beecher Stowe entitled Trollopizing the Canon. Her essays have appeared or will appear in PMLA, Novel, Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, and other venues. Her work consistently deals with the intellectual impact of various forms of exclusion: of characters, concepts and authors. She is also working on a collection of essays that rethink the nature of literary influence.

Area(s) of Interest

Victorian Novel, Victorian Women Writers, Literature and Economics, Canon Formation, Literature and Democracy, Influence

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