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Dr. Arlene Young

Professor Emeritus
Office: 610 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-7145

Education: PhD (Cornell), MA (Manitoba, Cornell), BA Honours (Manitoba)


Recent Courses:

  • The Victorian City
  • Women Working in Victorian Fiction
  • The Novel
  • Detective Fiction
  • Flowers of Evil: Literature of the Victorian fin de siècle
  • Dickens in Context (graduate)

Areas of Specialization:

Victorian literature and culture; class and gender in Victorian culture; the nineteenth–century novel; nineteenth–century women writers; women and professions in the nineteenth century; literature and affect; George Gissing; Charles Dickens.

Other Interests / Recent Undertakings:

  • Director, The Affect Project
  • Victorian nursing (it’s more interesting than you think!)
  • Victorian hospital organisation and management
  • Victorian lady detectives (real and fictional)
  • Jack the Ripper and Victorian crime
  • Editing: I have edited editions of George Gissing’s The Odd Women and Tom Gallon’s The Girl Behind the Keys.
  • I am currently completing a major project on middle–class women and work in Victorian literature and culture.

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