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Professor: B.G.S., University of Dayton; M.A., Wright State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Molly Youngkin specializes in nineteenth-century British literature. She teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian literature, as well as gender studies and narrative theory. Her first book, Feminist Realism at the Fin de Siècle: The Influence of the Late-Victorian Woman's Press on the Development of the Novel, examines the influence of feminist ideals in the debate over realism in the work of men and women authors writing in the 1890s. She also has published an annotated edition of Sarah Grand’s Ideala (1888), which was one of the earliest New Woman novels and helped lay the foundation for the intellectually independent woman of the 1890s. Her forthcoming book, British Women Writers and the Reception of Ancient Egypt, 1840-1910: Imperialist Representations of Egyptian Women (Palgrave, 2016), focuses on British women writers’ knowledge of ancient Egypt and how this knowledge influenced their writings about women’s emancipation.

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