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Architexts of Memory: Literature, Science, and Autobiography

Winner of Modern Languages Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies In this impressively interdisciplinary study, Evelyne Ender revisits master literary works to suggest that literature can serve as an experimental laboratory for the study of human remembrance. She shows how memory not only has a factual basis but is inseparable from […]

Skeptical Selves

This book examines three first-person novels that narrate spectacular failures of self-representation.

Sexing the Mind: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Hysteria

In a book both brilliant and lucid, Evelyne Ender explores the issue of sexual identity in the fiction, criticism, and psychoanalytic writings of the 19th century. She focuses on the figure of the hysteric, which, she says, came to represent a mind haunted by the questioning of gender.