Dr. Elvira Casal

Professor

Dr. Elvira Casal
615-898-2576
Room 323A, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (1993)
  • M.A., University of Michigan (1977)
  • B.A., Tulane University (1976)

Biography

Dr. Casal teaches courses in 18th and 19th century British literature, ESL, the short story, the novel, and Jane Austen.

 

Publications

  • Casal, Elvira. "George Meredith." Biographical and Literary background for "The Victorian Web" 1995. www.stg.brown.edu/projects/hypertext/landow/victorian/meredith/biograph.html .
  • ___. "Laughing at Mr. Darcy: Wit and Sexuality in Pride and Prejudice. " Persuasions On-Line 22 (2001), http://www.jasna.org/pol04/casal.html .
  • ___. "Motherhood and Reality in Northanger Abbey. " Persuasions: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society 20 (1998), 146-53.
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  • Casal, Elvira. "George Meredith." Biographical and Literary background for "The Victorian Web" 1995. www.stg.brown.edu/projects/hypertext/landow/victorian/meredith/biograph.html .
  • ___. "Laughing at Mr. Darcy: Wit and Sexuality in Pride and Prejudice. " Persuasions On-Line 22 (2001), http://www.jasna.org/pol04/casal.html .
  • ___. "Motherhood and Reality in Northanger Abbey. " Persuasions: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society 20 (1998), 146-53.
  • ___. "Two Austen Biographies." Review of Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart by Valerie Grosvenor Myer and Jane Austen: A Life by David Nokes. The Jane Austen Quarterly Feb. 1998. ww.uww.edu/langlit/jausten/quarterly.html.
  • ___, with Maaja A. Stewart. "Clara Middleton: Wit and Pattern in The Egoist ." Studies in the Novel 12 (1980), 210-27.

Conference Papers

  • "Dancing at the Proper Number of Balls: Courtship-Time and Woman's Position in the Novel of Manners." November 2000. Conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies.
  • "Laughing at Mr. Darcy." October, 2000. Jane Austen Society of North America Annual Conference.
  • "Communities of Fans: Jane Austen Online." March 2000. South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. "Ladylike Leisure and Feminine Usefulness." October, 1999. Conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies.
  • "The Making of Rebecca: Mothers in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." March 1999. Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature.
  • "Known and Imagined Mothers in Northanger Abbey" October 1998. Jane Austen Society of North America Annual Conference.

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