Nora Gilbert, Ph.D. | Department of English

Nora Gilbert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Editor, Studies in the Novel
408E Language Bldg

Nora Gilbert jointly specializes in the areas of nineteenth-century British literary studies and early Hollywood film studies, and is an affiliated faculty member of UNT's Women's and Gender Studies program. 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 films produced under the Production Code were stirred and stimulated by the very forces meant to restrain them. Her scholarly articles have appeared in PMLA, Film & History, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Review, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Eighteenth-Century Life, and JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. She has served as editor of Studies in the Novel since 2016, and edited the journal's 50th anniversary special issue in 2019. She is presently at work on two separate but thematically-related monographs that are provisionally entitled Gone Girls: Flights of Feminist Resistance in the British Novel, 1684-1901 and Unwomaned: Hollywood Stardom and the Threat of Female Independence.

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