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Leah Grisham

Leah Grisham is a PhD student at George Washington University, where she focuses on depictions of women within the long nineteenth-century British novel. More specifically, she is working toward a dissertation that examines depictions of women who do not fit nineteenth-century standards of idealized, domestic womanhood. Her work pays special attention to women who were able to find agency within the patriarchal, hegemonic political system under which they lived; Charlotte Smith, M. E. Braddon, and Wilkie Collins are just a few of the writers whose fiction often figures into her work.  Leah completed a Master’s Degree in literature at Boston College in 2014, and has taught many writing and literature courses as a graduate student and adjunct instructor.