Highbury & Cranford: Food and Community

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March 13, 2016 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Pearson House: Webster University
8260 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119

This program is open to the public.

‘We were evidently to be feasted with all that was sweetest and best’: Food and Community in Highbury and Cranford.


Dr. Frangos and Dr. Hwang will explore depictions of food, culture, class, and the place of women in two novels, Jane Austen’s Emma (1815) and Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford (1853).

Jennifer Frangos is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She earned her B.A. from Vassar College, M.A. from the University at Buffalo, and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. Dr. Frangos specializes in 18th century British literature and culture, the history of sexuality, feminist theory, queer theory, cultural studies, and transatlantic studies.

Sheila Hwang is Associate Professor of English at Webster University. She earned her B.A. from UCLA, and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Hwang specializes in 18th and 19th-century British literature and culture, the history of the novel, interdisciplinary approaches to literature, cultural studies, and contemporary U.S. literature of diversity.

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