Nora Gilbert specializes in the areas of nineteenth-century British literature and classical Hollywood film, with particular research interests in gender studies and the intersection of law and culture. Her first book, Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship (Stanford University Press, 2013), is a comparative exploration of the paradoxical ways in which the novels written during the Victorian era and the films produced under the Production Code were stirred and stimulated by the very forces meant to restrain them. Dr. Gilbert has published articles in PMLA, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Film & History, and is presently at work on two separate but thematically related book projects that are tentatively titled Gone Girls: The Runaway Woman Narrative in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction and Unwomaned: Hollywood Stardom and the Threat of Female Independence.
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