Nora Gilbert, Ph.D. | Department of English
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Nora Gilbert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Editor, Studies in the Novel
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Nora Gilbert jointly specializes in the areas of nineteenth-century British literature and classical Hollywood film, with particular interests in gender and sexuality studies, the medical humanities, and the intersection of law and culture. Her first book, Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship (Stanford UP, 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 articles published or forthcoming in PMLA, Film & History, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Review, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Eighteenth-Century Life, and JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. She is presently at work on two separate but thematically related books that are provisionally entitled 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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