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George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 2003: "What's in a Name: Competing Claims to the Authority of George Eliot"

The contentious issue of fame, infamy, and notoriety is the issue at stake in this lecture. On the one hand I focus attention on a tiny moment at the beginning of George Eliot's career, but argue that its gendered implications remain provocative. It…

Review of Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon: Feminist, Artist, and Rebel by Pam Hirsch

It is impossible not to be impressed by Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon. Her life is interesting for its diversity, rather than for any single accomplishment, and therefore she has posed a chal-lenge for biographers. Most accounts of Bodichon, such as…

Women and Jews in Daniel Deronda

When Daniel Deronda was first published in 1876 George Eliot was disappointed that readers tended to 'cut the book into scraps and talk of nothing in it but Gwendolen. I meant everything in the book to be related to everything else there'. Her…