Molly Youngkin - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US
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Molly Youngkin Molly Youngkin

Associate Dean and Professor of English | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, US
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Molly Youngkin specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian literature, as well as gender studies and narrative theory. Her first book, Feminist Realism at the Fin de Siècle: The Influence of the Late-Victorian Woman's Press on the Development of the Novel (Ohio State UP, 2007), examines the influence of feminist ideals in the debate over realism in the work of men and women authors writing in the 1890s. She also has published an annotated edition of Sarah Grand’s 1888 novel Ideala (Valancourt Books, 2008), which was one of the earliest New Woman novels and helped lay the foundation for the intellectually independent woman of the 1890s. Her latest book, British Women Writers and the Reception of Ancient Egypt, 1840-1910: Imperialist Representations of Egyptian Women (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), focuses on British women writers’ knowledge of ancient Egypt and how this knowledge influenced their writings about women’s emancipation.

Education (3)

Ohio State University: Ph.D., Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Wright State University: M.A., English Literature

University of Dayton: B.G.S., Humanities

Areas of Expertise (3)

Nineteenth-Century British Literature Romantic and Victorian Literature Gender Studies and Narrative Theory

Accomplishments (7)

Curran Fellowship (professional)

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, 2016

BCLA Summer Research Grant (professional)

Loyola Marymount University, 2016

BCLA Summer Research Grant (professional)

Loyola Marymount University, 2013

BCLA Faculty Research Account (professional)

Loyola Marymount University, 2012

BCLA College Fellowship (professional)

Loyola Marymount University, Spring 2011

BCLA Summer Research Grant (professional)

Loyola Marymount University, 2009

Finalist, Colby Scholarly Book Prize (professional)

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, 2008

Affiliations (3)

  • Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
  • International Society for the Study of Narrative
  • Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies

Courses (14)

ENGL 2202

Language of Fiction

ENGL 2204

History of British Literature II

ENGL 2297

Special Studies in Histories: Victorians and Moderns

ENGL 3342

Images of Women in 19th-century England

ENGL 3998

Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama

ENGL 3998

Oscar Wilde

ENGL 4460

Hard News to Blogs: Post-1800 Journalism

ENGL 4463

The Art of the Essay

ENGL 5532

The Nineteenth-Century English Novel

ENGL 5533

Victorian Literature

ENGL 5598

Irish Women Writers

ENGL 6601

Graduate Seminar: Gender and Sexuality in the 1890s

ENGL 6603

Graduate Seminar: Oscar Wilde

FFYS 1000

First-Year Seminar: Books about Beasts: Animal Narratives, Human Readers

Articles (12)

“A ‘duty’ to ‘tabulate and record’: Emma Hardinge Britten as Periodical Editor and Spiritualist Historian.”
Victorian Periodicals Review

“A ‘duty’ to ‘tabulate and record’: Emma Hardinge Britten as Periodical Editor and Spiritualist Historian.” Victorian Periodicals Review 49.1 (2016): 49-75.


'Narrative readings of the images she sees’: Principles of 19th-Century Narrative Painting in George Eliot’s Fiction
George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies

“‘Narrative readings of the images she sees’: Principles of 19th-Century Narrative Painting in George Eliot’s Fiction.” George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies 67.1 (2015): 1-29.


Feminism
Oxford UP

“Feminism.” Oxford Bibliographies in “Victorian Literature.” Ed. Juliet John. New York: Oxford UP, 2014. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199799558/obo-9780199799558-0139.xml


The Aesthetic Character of Oscar Wilde’s The Woman’s World
U of Toronto P

“The Aesthetic Character of Oscar Wilde’s The Woman’s World.” Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives. Ed. Joseph Bristow. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2013. 121-42.


Bound by an English Eye: Artistic Observation, Race Hierarchies, and Women’s Emancipation in Florence Nightingale’s Suggestions for Thought
Prose Studies

“Bound by an English Eye: Artistic Observation, Race Hierarchies, and Women’s Emancipation in Florence Nightingale’s Suggestions for Thought.” Prose Studies 33.2 (2011): 83-101.


After Sensation: Legacies: The New Woman Novel
Blackwell

“After Sensation: Legacies: The New Woman Novel.” A Companion to Sensation Fiction. Ed. Pamela Gilbert. London: Blackwell, 2011. 579-90.


‘Mrs. Schlesinger wields a facile pen’: Articulations of Spiritualist Feminism in Julia Schlesinger’s Carrier Dove
Victorian Periodicals Review

“‘Mrs. Schlesinger wields a facile pen’: Articulations of Spiritualist Feminism in Julia Schlesinger’s Carrier Dove.” Victorian Periodicals Review 43.3 (2010): 262-95.


Selected Letters: Henrietta Stannard, Marie Corelli, and Annesley Kenealy
U of Iowa P

“Selected Letters: Henrietta Stannard, Marie Corelli, and Annesley Kenealy.” Kindred Hands: Letters on Writing by Women Authors, 1860-1920, eds. Jennifer Cognard-Black and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, March 2006.


Independent in Thought and Expression, Kindly and Tolerant in Tone’: Henrietta Stannard, Golden Gates, and Gender Controversies at the Fin de Siècle
Victorian Periodicals Review

“‘Independent in Thought and Expression, Kindly and Tolerant in Tone’: Henrietta Stannard, Golden Gates, and Gender Controversies at the Fin de Siècle.” Victorian Periodicals Review 38.3 (2005): 307-26.


'All she knew was, that she wished to live’: Late-Victorian Realism, Liberal-Feminist Ideals, and George Gissing’s In the Year of the Jubilee
Studies in the Novel

“‘All she knew was, that she wished to live’: Late-Victorian Realism, Liberal-Feminist Ideals, and George Gissing’s In the Year of the Jubilee.” Studies in the Novel 36.1 (2004): 56-78.


George Moore’s Quest for Canonization and Esther Waters as Female Helpmate
English Literature in Transition

“George Moore’s Quest for Canonization and Esther Waters as Female Helpmate.” ELT: English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 46.2 (2003): 117-39.


‘Into the Woof, A Little Thibet Wool’: Orientalism and Representing ‘Reality’ in Walter Scott’s The Surgeon’s Daughter
Scottish Studies Review

“‘Into the Woof, A Little Thibet Wool’: Orientalism and Representing ‘Reality’ in Walter Scott’s The Surgeon’s Daughter.” Scottish Studies Review 3.1 (2002): 33-57.


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