Gannon Publishes Article on Marie Corelli

Christiane Gannon
Christiane Gannon

An article by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Christiane Gannon appears in this month's issue of English Literature in Transition 1880-1920. In "Marie Corelli's The Sorrows of Satan: Literary Professionalism and the Female Author as Priest," Gannon argues that Corelli was partly responsible for popularizing an idea of literary professionalism as a form of living the examined life.

For Corelli, the “holy” authoress would sustain a notion of reading as worship, which she felt was threatened by institutional pedagogies of critical reading and by the masculine idea of the artist produced by decadence and aestheticism.

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