Dr. Linda M. Shires, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor and Chair of the English Department at Stern College for Women, recently published essays on color theory and on Thomas Hardy. “On Color Theory, 1835: George Field’s Chromatography,” published in BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History (web), examines a seminal book’s importance to a material history of color in Great Britain. “Hardy’s Browning: Refashioning the Lyric,” Victorian Poetry, 50.4, explores the ramifications for lyric of Thomas Hardy’s lifelong engagement with Robert Browning’s poetry.

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