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136. Modeling Girlhood: Reassessing Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore Series

Thursday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 308, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State Univ.

1. "Desiring Fathers and Redemptive Daughters: Family Values in Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore Series," Allison Giffen, Western Washington Univ.

2. "Growing Old Gracefully: Elsie Dinsmore as a Model of Female Maturity," Robin L. Cadwallader, Saint Francis Univ. of Pennsylvania

3. "Traversing The Wide, Wide World: Ellen Montgomery, Elsie Dinsmore, and Travel in Nineteenth-Century Girls' Books," LuElla Putnam, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater


Subjects:

  • General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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