Crystal Veronie

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Instructor, Researcher, Writer

Crystal Veronie’s research focuses on the crosscurrents between mid-nineteenth-century British literature, gender, and science and medicine. Her dissertation project, “Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers and Resistive Embodiment,” focuses on such writers as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Sara Coleridge, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the ways that these women and others respond to the changes initiated by the rise of empirical medicine at a critical juncture in the emergence of gynecology as a specialized branch of medicine. Her dissertation examines how these writers depict bodies, especially women’s bodies, as empowered to resist medical surveillance.