"I don't know what I would do but for writing": authorship and the diary of Susan Warner (1850-3)

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dc.contributor Bilwakesh, Nikhil
dc.contributor McElroy, Tricia A.
dc.contributor Simmons, Merinda
dc.contributor White, Heather Cass
dc.contributor.advisor Beidler, Philip D.
dc.contributor.author Lamar, Anne Franklin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-28T14:12:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-28T14:12:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002603
dc.identifier.other Lamar_alatus_0004D_13119
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3200
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Susan Bogert Warner is best known for her novel The Wide, Wide World (1850), a work of domestic fiction that was second only to Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) in its nineteenth-century popularity. In the months before the publication of The Wide, Wide World, Warner began a diary in the pages of a discarded journal that had previously belonged to her aunt. This dissertation project consists of a transcription of the diary, a biographical sketch, and a critical analysis of the diary text. A literal transcription of the diary provides a primary source through which to analyze Warner’s life and writing by presenting an intimate portrait of her life and mind at the beginning of her career. This diary captures Warner’s journey into authorship and allows Warner the agency of narrating the three pivotal years of her early career. The diary transcription and analysis help to define how Warner sees herself as a writer and woman in Victorian America.
dc.format.extent 115 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other English literature
dc.title "I don't know what I would do but for writing": authorship and the diary of Susan Warner (1850-3)
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of English
etdms.degree.discipline English
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.

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