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Emily Beckwith

Emily Beckwith
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Graduate Student, English

Emily is a PhD candidate specializing in 19th-century British literature. Her dissertation, “The Affordances of Liminal Places: Wales in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel,” examines the possibilities that Wales’ in-between status offers not only for narrative structure and function, but also for situating Wales in new ways in relation to England, Britain, and the British Empire. She has an article, "Tessa Hadley and William Wordsworth: Literary Lineage and Patriarchal Legacy in The Past," published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (Aug. 2023,

She currently serves as a Graduate Student Council Member At Large for Victorians Institute and is a conference organizer for Victorians Institute 2023. She is the recipient of a 2023 Christy Desmet Memorial Award for graduate work in British literature prior to 1900, a 2022 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and a 2022 Alice C. Langdale Award for Exceptional English Graduate Student.

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