Barbara M. Benedict holds the Charles A. Dana Chair of English at Trinity College. She has published Framing Feeling: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction; Making the Modern Reader; and Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry. She also co-edited Austen’s Northanger Abbey with Deirdre Le Faye for Cambridge University Press.
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