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, “Resistive Embodiment and Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers,” focuses on such writers as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Sara Coleridge, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning,  and George Eliot 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. I am especially interested in how these writers use language to resist or critique medical authority, depict their bodies as ill or disabled, or subvert the pathologization of their bodies for their own literary purposes.