Cindy Weinstein, California Institute of Technology

English Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Pasadena, California caw@hss.caltech.edu Office: (626) 395-3600

Bio/Research

My work has been informed by the notion that literature, and the interpretive tools of literary criticism, help explain the world outside of literature. In my first book, The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction, I focused on how allego...

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Bio/Research

My work has been informed by the notion that literature, and the interpretive tools of literary criticism, help explain the world outside of literature. In my first book, The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction, I focused on how allegory, as a highly self-conscious literary mode of representation, intersected with and challenged prevailing ideas about the nature of an author's work and, more broadly, of the place of work in nineteenth-century American society. My second book, Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century Literature, analyzes the literary notion of sympathy in relation to nineteenth-century ideals of sympathy, specifically maternal love.

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